Oral Health Proposals Due Aug. 3

The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry opens its 2015 Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children: Access to Care Grants to improve the oral health of children

Eligibility: 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits; local health jurisdictions; county health departments; hospitals and clinics; state government agencies; colleges/schools of dentistry; colleges/schools of medicine (pediatric and family medicine departments only); national, state and local dental societies; national, state and local pediatricians’ groups; and state and local gynecological/obstetric groups; Funding: Multiple awards up to $20,000 each.

Deadline: Aug. 3.

The program seeks to support and promote services, education and research with potential to improve the oral health of infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.

HSHC Access to Care Grants are matching/challenge grants of up to $20,000 per year to support local service initiatives that provide dental care to underserved children. Priority will be given to programs that have demonstrated success and have potential for replication in other communities. Initiatives demonstrating collaboration with other institutions and organizations will be given priority consideration, too.

Contact: Tracey Schilligo, 312/337-2169; e-mail, tschilligo@aapd.org.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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