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Oral Health in Rural Communities Funding & Opportunities

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Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Access to Care Grants
Grants to support community-based initiatives that provide dental homes to children who are underserved and/or have limited access to oral healthcare.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2017
Sponsor: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part F Community Based Dental Partnership Program
Offers funding to organizations to work with community-based dental providers to increase service delivery to people living with HIV/AIDS in underserved populations or geographic areas, and to train dental and hygiene students and dental residents to deliver HIV/AIDS dental care.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 19, 2018
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Agnes M. Lindsay Trust Grants
Supports capital projects for organizations working in the areas of health and welfare, and dental health in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
Geographic coverage: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Agnes M. Lindsay Trust
Community Response Fund
Supports organizations, activities, and events that offer short-term, immediate solutions to oral healthcare challenges in underserved communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: DentaQuest Foundation
DentaQuest Executive Director's Fund
Supports convenings, events, and activities that promote oral health with a focus on reducing oral health disparities and advancing health equity.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: DentaQuest Foundation
Emergency Disaster Grant Program
Provides immediate financial assistance to dentists who are victims of a disaster.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: American Dental Association
Emergency Grants for Organizations Providing Dental Care Following a Disaster
Grants to nonprofit organizations that provide needed emergency dental care in communities affected by a disaster.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry Foundation Grant Program Inactive
Supports oral cancer education and research programs and nonprofit community-based programs that provide quality oral health care and/or oral cancer screenings for underserved populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2017
Sponsor: Academy of General Dentistry
Pre-­Dental Admission Workshop for American Indians and Alaska Natives Inactive
A workshop held at Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Mesa, Arizona and designed to assist American Indians and Alaska Natives in getting ready to apply to dental school.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2017
Sponsors: A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, National Center for American Indian Health Professions
Give Kids A Smile Continuity of Care Grants Inactive
Grants to assist Give Kids a Smile programs that offer continuity of dental care to underserved children.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2017
Sponsor: American Dental Association
Wrigley Company Foundation Community Service Grant Inactive
Provides funding to dental hygienists for projects aimed at improving oral health or providing oral health education.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2017
Sponsor: American Dental Hygienists' Association
Indian Health Service Dental Externships Inactive
Externships for dental students interested in a career with the Indian Health Service Division of Oral Health or a Tribal site.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2017
Sponsor: Indian Health Service
Dental Trade Alliance (DTA) Foundation Grant Inactive
Awards funding to projects designed to increase access to oral healthcare.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2017
Sponsor: Dental Trade Alliance Foundation
Predoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene Inactive
Awards funding to plan, develop, and operate predoctoral training programs in dentistry and dental hygiene for dental and dental hygiene students that address enhancing pediatric training to support improved access to oral health care for vulnerable, underserved, or rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 30, 2017
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration
Rural Health Research Center Cooperative Agreement Inactive
Grants to increase the amount of high quality, impartial, policy-relevant research to assist decision-makers to better understand problems faced by rural communities, and provide information that will improve access to healthcare and population health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 14, 2016
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities Inactive
Offers funding to states to develop and implement programs that address the dental workforce needs of designated dental health professional shortage areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 16, 2016
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration
Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) Inactive
Awards funding to health professions schools to increase diversity in the health professions workforce by providing scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Priority is given to institutions that seek to place graduates in medically underserved communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2016
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration
Oral Health Services Expansion Grants Inactive
Awards funding to Section 330 Health Center grantees to expand oral health services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 19, 2016
Sponsors: Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration
Health Center Expanded Services Supplemental Funding Inactive
Funds support increased access to preventative and primary health care services, including oral health, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, and/or enabling services at existing health center sites.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 20, 2015
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration
Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Research Consortium to Reduce Oral Health Disparities in Children: A Multilevel Approach (UH2/UH3) Inactive
Awards grants to multidisciplinary teams to test an intervention related to children's oral health or evaluate outcomes of an existing program or policy intended to reduce oral health disparities and inequalities, with the goal of improving oral health for low-income rural or urban populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 27, 2015
Sponsors: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry Inactive
Provides funds to plan, develop, operate, or participate in, postdoctoral training programs in the fields of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and dental public health. Programs should prepare postdoctoral trained dentists to practice in and lead new and innovative models of oral health care delivery to underserved and vulnerable groups.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 4, 2015
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration
National Support for Title V/Maternal and Child Health Oral Health Services Grant Program Inactive
Funding to help in the development of effective strategies aimed at improving maternal and child oral health status.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 8, 2012
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau
School-Based Comprehensive Oral Health Services Grant Program Inactive
Funding to integrate oral health care services into existing school-based health centers.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2011
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Last Updated: 11/14/2017