The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 Predoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, Dental Public Health Dentistry, and Dental Hygiene.
Donor Name: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
State: All States
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 02/07/2022
Size of the Grant: $300,000
Grant Duration: 5 Years
The purpose of this program is to improve the oral health of vulnerable, underserved, or rural populations by enhancing the ability of oral health care trainees’ (predoctoral dental, dental hygiene, other approved public health dentistry trainees) ability to care for populations and individuals with medically complex conditions, special and behavioral health care needs, and focus on patient-centered care, so that students gain a better understanding of the social determinants of health and their impact on oral and systemic health.
The goal of this program is to educate and train predoctoral dental, dental hygiene, and other oral health care trainees, as defined in this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO), to be able to care for populations with medically complex conditions, special health care and behavioral health care needs, and incorporate the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) into clinical care.
- Increase the ability for dental students, dental hygiene students, and other approved primary care dental trainees to care for the needs of patients with complex health conditions and address the SDOH.
- Improve the training of, or increase the number of, dentists, dental hygienists, and other oral health care students trained in predoctoral training programs located in rural or underserved areas.
- Train dental students, dental hygiene students, and other health care students to practice in new models that stress the integration of oral health into the larger primary health care delivery systems.
- Increase the number of primary care dentists, dental hygienists, and other oral health care providers who care for rural, underserved, or vulnerable populations.
- HRSA estimates approximately $4,500,000 to be available annually to fund up to 15 recipients. The actual amount available will not be determined until enactment of the final FY 2022 federal appropriation. You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $300,000 total cost (includes both direct and indirect, facilities and administrative costs).
- The period of performance is July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2027 (5 years).
- Eligible applicants include accredited schools of dentistry or dental hygiene, public or private nonprofits hospitals, or other public or private nonprofit entities which the Secretary of Education has determined are capable of carrying out such grants to plan, develop, and operate an approved professional training program in the field of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, public health dentistry for dental students, dental hygienists, or other approved primary care trainees such as dental therapists that emphasizes training for public health dentistry.
- Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations, community colleges, as well as Tribes and Tribal organizations, are eligible to apply provided they are capable of carrying out grants to plan, develop, and operate an approved professional training program in the field of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, public health dentistry for dental hygiene students, or dental hygienists, or other approved primary care dental trainees as defined in the NOFO. All training activities must be conducted by an accredited entity. Programs in the process of receiving accreditation may apply however; the applicant or partner organization(s) must be accredited by the Secretary of Education or by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). Applicants can propose to develop an accredited program; however, the applicant organization responsible for the training must be an accredited program by July 1, 2023. HRSA will check the CODA website for accreditation confirmation. Accreditation must be maintained throughout the remainder of the project period. Failure to maintain accreditation will result in the termination of award funding under this NOFO.
For more information, visit Grants.gov.