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Oral Health in Rural Communities – Funding & Opportunities

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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
Engaging the Dental Workforce to End the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required) Inactive
Funding to support intervention research aimed at equipping the dental workforce in meeting the unique needs of people living with HIV or at risk of contracting HIV.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 10, 2021
Application Deadline: Feb 10, 2021
Sponsors: National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Dental Preventive Clinical Support Program Inactive
Grants to address the challenges and opportunities associated with IHS preventive and clinical dental programs. The program goals are to provide support, guidance, training, and enhancement of dental programs within their area and to ensure that the services of the support centers and the dental programs result in measurable improvements in the oral health status of the American Indian/Alaska Native patients served.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 21, 2020
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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 29, 2020
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry Inactive
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
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

Last Updated: 9/3/2021