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Grants to USA Hospitals, Universities, Others for Dental
Residency Training Programs in New Models of Care

Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry

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United States Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Workforce, Division of Medicine and Dentistry

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02/04/15 11:59 PM ET


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Grants to USA hospitals, universities, and others with accredited dental programs to provide training for their postdoctoral students in integrated health care sites. On December 18, a webinar will be held. On January 22, a conference call will be held. The programs will focus on providing services to underserved and vulnerable groups particularly low income, underserved, uninsured, underrepresented minority, health disparity, and rural populations.

Applicants will be required to develop or enhance integrated health care delivery systems that serve as training sites for postdoctoral dental trainees. Integrated systems should be demonstrated by partnerships with primary care delivery organizations and other community-based organizations.

Integrated health care delivery systems should include:
• Collaborative practice across dentistry and other health disciplines,
• Mechanisms to improve care coordination, and
• System level initiatives, such as integrated electronic health records or care coordination among a network of providers to reduce the number of dental cases treated within emergency rooms in a region.

Grants will be required to focus on one or both of the following two Focus Areas:

Focus Area 1: Developing and testing new training and delivery models in clinical training sites that prepare postdoctoral dentists to provide care for specified underserved groups or communities.

Focus Area 2: Developing and testing new or enhanced training in dental public health and/or population health management. Applications must include didactic and experiential training to provide residents with the skills to assess population needs and use data to drive health system processes.

Applicants can propose accredited residency programs in one of the following disciplines: general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, or dental public health or collaborative accredited residency programs involving at least two of the following disciplines: general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, or dental public health. The proposed collaboration must be significant and include joint planning and implementation and be included as one of the grant objectives. Progress on this objective will be monitored.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149581

Number of Grants:

Up to 23 grants.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $500,000 per year – single discipline; Up to $750,000 per year – collaborative.

Term of Contract:

July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2020 (5 years)


  • Community-based Organizations; CBO(s)
  • Domestic public or private and non-profit entities
  • Faith-based Organizations
  • Hospitals
  • Indian tribal governments and organizations (American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American)
  • Institutions of Higher Education; IHE(s)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-Accredited dental or dental hygiene schools
-Public or private not-for-profit hospitals
-Other public or not-for profit accredited entities that have training programs in dentistry or dental hygiene

All training activities must be conducted by an accredited entity; therefore, either the applicant or a partner organization responsible for the training must be an accredited program in general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, or dental public health. HRSA will check the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) website for accreditation confirmation. Accreditation must be maintained continuously throughout the five-year grant period.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Oral Health Training Branch (OHTB) in BHW’s Division of Medicine and Dentistry will conduct two technical assistance (TA) sessions for this funding opportunity announcement.

The first session will be a webinar and will include information important for preparing an application and an opportunity to ask questions. A taped replay of the audio portion will be available one hour after the call ends, and a recording of the webinar will be available approximately one day after the webinar ends, through the closing date of the funding opportunity. The link for the webinar recording will be placed on our website:

The second TA session will be a phone call and will also include information important for preparing an application and an opportunity to ask questions. A taped replay will be available one hour after the call ends, through the closing date of the funding opportunity.

The TA sessions will take place as follows:
Date: Thursday, December 18, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Telephone Number: 888-946-2711
Passcode: 8452201
Web Link:
Play-back telephone number: 866-507-3617
Passcode: 3132

Date: Thursday, January 22, 2015
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Telephone Number: 888-946-2711
Passcode: 8452201
Play-back telephone number: 866-431-7851
Passcode: 3166

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To obtain additional information regarding business, administrative, or fiscal issues:
Denis Nikiema, Grants Management Specialist
Telephone: (301) 443-8007
Fax: (301) 443-6343

For additional information related to the overall program issues and/or technical assistance:
Thomas Vallin, M.P.H.
Public Health Analyst, Oral Health Training Branch
Telephone: (301) 443-1307
Fax: (301) 443-8890

Michele Junger, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Public Health Analyst, Oral Health Training Branch
Telephone: (301) 443-2564
Fax: (301) 443-8890

For assistance when working online to submit application forms electronically: Contact Center Telephone:
International Callers, please dial 606-545-5035
Applicants should always obtain a case number when calling for support. Contact 24 hours a day, seven days a week, excluding federal holidays.

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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