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Oral Health in Rural Communities – Funding & Opportunities

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Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry
Grants 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 improve access to and delivery of oral healthcare delivery to low income, underserved, uninsured, underrepresented minority, health disparity, and rural populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 12, 2020
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Indian Health Service Dental Externships
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 29, 2020
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, 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, 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: Apr 3, 2020
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
DentaQuest 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 Partnership for Oral Health Advancement
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 Partnership for Oral Health Advancement
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: Dec 20, 2019
Sponsor: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
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 health care due to geographic and/or economic hardship.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2019
Sponsor: Academy of General Dentistry
Wrigley Company Foundation Community Service Grant 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: Oct 1, 2019
Sponsors: American Dental Hygienists' Association, The Mars Wrigley Company Foundation
Networks for Oral Health Integration within the Maternal and Child Health Safety Net Inactive
Grants to improve access to and delivery of comprehensive, quality oral healthcare for children, 0–17 years of age, by testing and establishing models of care utilizing specified collective strategies including integrated service delivery, training of healthcare providers, and prevention.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 29, 2019
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Oral Health Services Expansion Grants Inactive
Awards funding to Section 330 Health Center grantees to enhance or expand oral health services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 22, 2019
Sponsors: Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration
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 6, 2019
Application Deadline: May 22, 2019
Sponsor: Dental Trade Alliance Foundation
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: Nov 5, 2018
Sponsor: American Dental Association
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: Jul 2, 2018
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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: Mar 12, 2018
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part F Community Based Dental Partnership Program Inactive
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
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
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

Last Updated: 1/8/2020