Agency: Health & Human Services Dept. (Health Resources & Services Admin., HRSA); Program: Oral Health Service Expansion; (CFDA Number: 93.527) (Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-16-076); Eligibility: Existing community health clinics (school clinics are encouraged to apply); Funding: $100 million for up to 285 awards (no match required); Deadline: Jan. 19.
Summary: The purpose of this Health Center Program supplemental funding opportunity is to improve and expand the delivery of oral health care services at existing health centers. Projects must focus on initiatives to improve oral health outcomes, including the HHS Oral Health Initiative’s goal to increase the percentage of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP who receive preventive dental services or receive a sealant on their molar teeth. Untreated tooth decay is more than twice as prevalent among children in families with incomes below the federal poverty guidelines.