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Clinical Dental Education Innovations Grant

Grants to Minnesota Teaching Institutions and Clinical Training
Sites for Enhanced Dental Care Access and Professional Training

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Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (ORHPC)

Deadline Date:

05/10/19 12:00 PM CT Receipt


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Grants starting at $30,000 to Minnesota accredited teaching institutions and clinical training sites for dental education and training programs. Funding is intended to support programs and projects that improve access to dental health care for disadvantaged communities and enhance the training of dental professionals.

Potential uses of grant funds include funding or expanding existing clinical training programs that have demonstrated success in providing dental services to underserved populations and in developing or implementing new programs designed to improve access for underserved populations through the use of dental occupations residents or students in dental professional training programs. Grants must be used to fund costs directly related to the established or ongoing operation of an accredited clinical dental education program or to establish or expand an accredited clinical dental training at a Medicaid-eligible site.

Examples of potential uses of funds include, but are not limited to, development of curricula for new dental-only or interdisciplinary programs, training programs for new dental professions such as dental therapy, outreach to potential patients and trainees through teledentistry systems, recruitment of volunteer or paid preceptors, and/or other expenses related to establishing new clinical training sites or expanding services at existing sites.

For Program Priorities, and for Eligible Projects and Expenses, see

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181006

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

MDH anticipates making approximately eight to twelve grant awards.

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Estimated Award Maximum: Approx. $150,000
- Estimated Award Minimum: Approx. $30,000

Term of Contract:

Grant projects will be approved for the period July 2019 through December 2020. The anticipated start date of the grant agreements for successful applicants is July 1, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include teaching institutions that train dental professionals and clinical training sites that increase dental access for underserved populations and promote innovative clinical training of dental professionals. The teaching institution or the clinical training site must provide accredited clinical training.

Individual providers applying alone are not eligible for grants, nor are clinical training sites or institutions outside of Minnesota.

Ineligible expenses include but are not limited to:

- Fundraising
- Taxes, except sales tax on goods and services
- Lobbying, political contributions
- Bad debts, late payment fees, finance charges, or contingency funds
- Depreciation expenses

Pre-Application Information:

Final applications must be received by at the MDH Office of Rural Health and Primary Care no later than 12:00 PM Central Standard Time on Friday, May 10, 2019. If applications are mailed, they must be received by MDH by the deadline.

Project Dates:

- RFP published March 22, 2019
- Grant Application due to MDH May 10, 2019
- Grant Announcement to Applicants June 8, 2019
- Grant Agreements begin (est.) July 1, 2019

All questions regarding this RFP must be submitted by email or phone to Randi Callahan. Please submit questions no later than 12:00 p.m. central time, on May 7, 2019.

Reimbursement is the method for making grant payments.

Contact Information:

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

Applications may be submitted by mail, delivery, or email.

1. If sending application via the US Post Office, mail to:

Randi Callahan, Grant Manager
Minnesota Department of Health, ORHPC
PO Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882

2. If sending application via courier or next day delivery services, send to:

Randi Callahan, Grant Manager
Minnesota Department of Health, ORHPC
85 East 7th Place, Suite 220
St. Paul, MN 55101

3. If sending application electronically, email all required documents and attachments to:

Submit all questions, including requests for technical assistance, to Randi Callahan to the email indicated above or by phoning 651-201-3860.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota