In an effort to expand the
oral health workforce and reduce the number of Dental Health Professional
Shortage Areas (D-HPSAs) across the United States, the Health Resources and
Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Health Workforce asks state government
entities to apply to HRSA-18-014: Grants to States to Support Oral Health
There are over 5,800 D-HPSAs
in the United States, prompting HRSA to increase the capacity of state health
authorities to create novel and innovative programs aimed at addressing the
dental workforce needs and increasing oral health services for underserved populations.
Populations residing in D-HPSAS are vulnerable to dental and oral health
disparities, including increased dental caries, periodontal disease and poor
access to dental care.
Eligible applicants for this
funding opportunity include Governor-appointed and state government entities
only. All 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories are
eligible to apply.
will be accepted until March 12, 2018. Submit your completed
documents and materials on Grants.gov.
Learn more on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time during a special HRSA
Participant Passcode: 5019189
Published on February 14, 2018