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Oral Health in Rural Communities – Funding & Opportunities

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Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities
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: Jan 31, 2022
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Predoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene
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: Feb 7, 2022
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration
Dental Trade Alliance (DTA) Foundation Grant
Funding for innovative projects designed to increase access to oral healthcare.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Feb 11, 2022
Sponsor: Dental Trade Alliance Foundation
Dental Clinician Educator Career Development Program
Grants to strengthen the primary care workforce by supporting the academic career development of faculty who teach primary care dentistry or focus their teaching on the integration of oral health in family medicine, general internal medicine, or general pediatrics. Training for rural practices and addressing social determinants of health are two of the program's focus areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 14, 2022
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part F Dental Reimbursement Program
Funding designed to improve access to oral healthcare services for low income people with HIV, and to train dental students, dental hygiene students, and dental residents to deliver dental care to people with HIV.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 11, 2022
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program
Funding to establish a dental faculty loan repayment program with a priority for faculty within the disciplines of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, public health dentistry, and dental hygiene. Additional preference will be given to applicants providing loan repayment to pediatric dentistry faculty supervising dental students or residents and providing clinical services in dental clinics located in dental schools, hospitals, and community-based affiliated sites. Applicants are also encouraged to consider individual loan repayment recipients from rural and disadvantaged background and from underrepresented minorities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Mar 22, 2022
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Academy of General Dentistry Foundation Grant Program Inactive
Grant support for nonprofit community-based outreach programs that provide free oral cancer screenings and education to the public, especially underserved communities, that lack access to oral healthcare due to geographic and/or economic hardship.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2021
Sponsor: Academy of General Dentistry
Wrigley Company Foundation Healthier Smiles Grant Program Inactive
Provides funding to dental hygienists for projects aimed at improving oral health, increasing access to care in underserved communities, and providing oral health education with strong preventive components.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2021
Sponsors: American Dental Hygienists' Association, The Mars Wrigley Company Foundation
AAPD Foundation Access to Care Grants Inactive
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 and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2021
Sponsor: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
National Indian Health Board Dental Therapy Education Scholarship Inactive
An opportunity for federally recognized Tribes, Tribal organizations, and Tribal health consortia to sponsor a student or students enrolled in a dental therapy education program during the 2021-2022 academic year.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 11, 2021
Sponsor: National Indian Health Board

Last Updated: 1/10/2022