ADEA State Update

Minnesota Bill Would Establish Smile Healthy Minnesota 2016 Program to Expand Access to Dental Care

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Minnesota seeks to establish the Smile Healthy Minnesota 2016 grant program through companion bills SF 866 and HB 972. The program seeks to provide access to dental care for at-risk children, adolescents, adults and seniors in rural areas of Minnesota. The bill would appropriate $1 million over the biennium to fund the grants.   

The grants will be available to nonprofit organizations with fewer than 20 employees providing mobile dental care services to rural, at-risk areas of Minnesota. Both bills have passed their respective health committees and are currently in finance committees for consideration.

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