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Oral Health in Rural Communities – Funding & Opportunities

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National Indian Health Board Dental Therapy Education Scholarship
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
CareQuest 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: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health
CareQuest 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: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health
Education and Outreach for Dental Therapy in Tribal Settings Inactive
Grants to support education and outreach on tribal dental therapy programs. The overall goal of the program is strengthening efforts and launching new efforts to enhance federal, state, and tribal policies supportive of dental therapy within the Indian Health System.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2021
Sponsor: National Indian Health Board
Tribal Colleges and Universities Implementation Activities or Feasibility Study for Dental Therapy Training Programs Inactive
Grants to tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) to implement activities to support training and educational opportunities for dental therapy students, or to undertake a feasibility study to explore what it would take to begin a dental therapy training program at the TCU.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2021
Sponsor: National Indian Health Board
Tribes and Tribal Organizations Implementation of Dental Therapy Inactive
Grants for projects that implement dental therapy in tribal communities in states that have a legal mechanism for dental therapists to practice within the Indian Health System.
Geographic coverage: Available in 12 states.
Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2021
Sponsor: National Indian Health Board
Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program Inactive
Funding to establish a dental faculty loan repayment program with a priority for faculty engaged in primary care dentistry, including general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, public health dentistry, and dental hygiene.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Apr 19, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Wrigley Company Foundation Healthier Smiles Grant Program Inactive
Provides funding to dental hygienists for projects aimed at improving oral health or providing oral health education with strong preventive components.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2021
Sponsors: American Dental Hygienists' Association, The Mars Wrigley Company Foundation
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part F Dental Reimbursement Program Inactive
Funding designed to improve access to oral healthcare services for low income, uninsured, and underserved 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 12, 2021
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Dental Trade Alliance (DTA) Foundation Grant Inactive
Funding for innovative projects designed to increase access to oral healthcare.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 12, 2021
Application Deadline: May 20, 2021
Sponsor: Dental Trade Alliance Foundation

Last Updated: 3/25/2021