Predoctoral Pediatric Training in General Dentistry and Dental Hygiene

HRSA-17-068 | Bureau of Health Workforce

Application Accepted: 11/14/2016 to 01/30/2017

Projected Award Date: 07/01/2017

Estimated Award Amount: N/A

Estimated Number of Awards:N/A

Program Description:

The goal of this announcement is to enhance clinical pediatric predoctoral dental and dental hygiene training focusing on children ages 0-5 to improve the oral health of vulnerable, underserved, and rural pediatric populations.

Additional Eligibility

Eligible applicants include accredited schools of dentistry and dental hygiene, public or non-profit hospitals, or other public or private not-for-profit entities which the Secretary has determined are capable of carrying out such grants to plan, develop, and operate, or participate in, an approved professional training program in the field of dentistry and dental hygiene for dental and dental hygiene students.  Current recipients of Predoctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene awards are not eligible to apply. Faith-based and community-based organizations, community colleges, as well as Tribes and Tribal organizations, are eligible to apply provided they are otherwise eligible and are capable of carrying out grants to plan, develop, and operate, or participate in, an approved professional training program in the field of dentistry or dental hygiene for dental or dental hygiene students. All training activities must be conducted by an accredited entity; therefore, either the applicant or a partner organization(s) must be accredited.  Programs in the process of receiving accreditation may apply, however the applicant or partner organization(s) must be accredited by the time of funding.  The applicant must submit accreditation documentation for the relevant training program in Attachment 8 Section IV.2.v of this FOA.  HRSA will check the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) website for accreditation confirmation.  Accreditation must be maintained throughout the five-year project period.  Failure to maintain accreditation will result in the termination of grant funding under this Funding Opportunity Announcement. Foreign entities are not eligible for HRSA awards, unless the authorizing legislation specifically authorizes awards to foreign entities or the award is for research.  This exception does not extend to research training awards or construction of research facilities.

Contact Information

LCDR Nicolette Bennett

Phone: 301-443-3562