The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.
Uses and Use Restrictions
1) Pre-doctoral Training in General, Pediatric or Public Health Dentistry, and Dental Hygiene
Funds may be used to plan, develop, and operate, or participate in, an approved professional training program in the field of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, or public health dentistry for dental or dental hygiene students, dental hygienists, or other approved primary care dental trainees, that emphasizes training for general, pediatric, or public health dentistry.
Funds may be used to provide financial assistance to dental or dental hygiene students, or practicing dental hygienists who are in need thereof, and who are participants in any such training program, and who plan to work in the practice of general, pediatric or public heath dentistry or dental hygiene.
Funds may be used in support of an accredited master s in public health program for dental and dental hygiene students in need of such support.
Note that support is limited to students only.
Funds may be used to meet the costs of projects to establish, maintain, or improve pre-doctoral training in primary care dentistry (general, pediatric, and public health dentistry and dental hygiene) programs.
2) Post-doctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry
Funds may be used to plan, develop, and operate, or participate in, an approved professional training program in the fields of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, or public health dentistry for dental residents, or practicing dentists or other approved primary care dental trainees that emphasizes training for general, pediatric and public health dentistry.
Funds may be used to provide financial assistance to dental residents or practicing dentists who are in need thereof, and who are participants in any such training program, and who plan to work in the practice of general, pediatric or public heath dentistry.
Funds may be used in support of an accredited master s degree in public health program for dental residents in need of such support.
Note that support is limited to residents only.
Funds may be used to meet the costs of projects to establish, maintain, or improve post-doctoral training in primary care dentistry programs.
3) Faculty Development Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene
Funds may be used to plan, develop, and operate a program for the training of oral health care providers who plan to teach in general, pediatric, public health dentistry, or dental hygiene.
Funds may be used to provide financial assistance in the form of traineeships and fellowships to dentists who plan to teach or are teaching in general, pediatric, or public health dentistry.
Funds may be used to meet the costs of projects to establish, maintain, or improve dental faculty development programs.
4) Dental Faculty Loan Repayment
Funds may be used to plan, develop, and operate a dental faculty loan repayment program for faculty engaged in primary care dentistry to include general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, public health dentistry, and dental hygiene.
Individuals participating in the program must agree to serve as full-time faculty members.
The program must agree to pay the principal and interest on the outstanding student loans of the individuals.
Upon completion by an individual of each of the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth years of service, the program shall pay an amount equal to 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 percent, respectively, of the individual s student loan balance as calculated based on principal and interest owed at the initiation of the agreement.
This program has a statutory formula only for the Dental Faculty Loan repayment program:
Grants may not be used for new construction or patient services.
One hundred percent of discretionary funding goes to grant activities.
Eligible applicants are accredited dental or dental hygiene schools, public or private not-for-profit hospitals, or other pubic or not for profit entities, which the Secretary has determined is capable of carrying out such a grant or contract.
Eligible entities may partner with schools of public health for the education of dental students, residents or dental hygiene students for a master s in public health in an accredited program.
Training activities must be conducted by an accredited entity; therefore, either the applicant or a partner organization responsible for the dental or dental hygiene training must be accredited.
Accredited dental or dental hygiene schools, public or private not-for-profit hospitals, or other pubic or not for profit entities.
Beneficiaries include also a full range of trainees: dental or dental hygiene students, dental hygienists, dental residents, practicing dentists, and dental faculty.
Applicants should review the individual HRSA funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. HRSA requires all applicants to apply electronically through Grants.gov.
All qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee. Based on the advice of the objective review committee, the HRSA program official with delegated authority is responsible for final selection and funding decisions. Notification is made in writing (electronic) by a Notice of Award.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Public Health Service Act, Title VII, Section 748, 42 U.S.C. 293k-2 as amended as amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,Section 5303, P. L. 111-148.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Approximately three months after receipt of applications.
At the end of the initial five-year project period, grantees may submit competing continuation applications.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Project periods for grants are five years with annual budget periods. Applicants must submit one-year budgets for each of the five project period years at the time of application. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grantee drawdown funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS). PMS is the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards.
Post Assistance Requirements
The awardee will be required to submit annual performance and progress reports as well as status-federal financial reports (see below for general information on each required report).
The awardee must submit a quarterly electronic Federal Financial Report (FFR) Cash Transaction Report via the Payment Management System within 30 days of the end of each calendar quarter.
A Federal Financial Report (SF-425) is required within 90 days of the end of each budget period.
A final report is due within 90 days after the project period ends.
If applicable, the awardee must submit a Tangible Personal Property Report (SF-428) and any related forms within 90 days after the project period ends.
New awards ("Type 1") issued under this funding opportunity announcement are subject to the reporting requirements of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) of 2006 (Pub.
109-282), as amended by section 6202 of Public Law 110-252, and implemented by 2 CFR Part 170.
Grant and cooperative agreement recipients must report information for each first-tier subaward of $25,000 or more in federal funds and executive total compensation for the recipient s and subrecipient s five most highly compensated executives as outlined in Appendix A to 2 CFR Part 170 (FFATA details are available online at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/ffata.html).
Competing continuation awardees, etc.
may be subject to this requirement and will be so notified in the Notice of Award.
Expenditure reports are not applicable.
Performance monitoring is not applicable.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records three years after the date they submit the FSR. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the award has been started before the expiration of the three-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular three-year period, whichever is later.
(Project Grants) FY 12 $4,363,261; FY 13 est $4,457,720; and FY 14 est $4,500,000 - Pre-Doc. (Project Grants) FY 12 $4,081,159; FY 13 est $4,017,651; and FY 14 est $4,000,000 - Faculty Development. (Project Grants) FY 12 $1,108,471; FY 13 est $1,244,661; and FY 14 est $1,200,000 - Loan Repayment. (Project Grants) FY 12 $8,895,959; FY 13 est $9,016,445; and FY 14 est $9,000,000 - Post-doctoral.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Varies by program
FY 12: Range: $$8,055 to $962,107; Average award: $335,433
FY 13: Range: $9,889 to $973,135; Average award: $338,977
FY 14: Range: $ 5,778 to $984,493; Average award: $375,381.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR Part 92 for state, local and tribal governments and 45 CFR Part 74 for institutions of higher education, hospitals, other nonprofit organizations and commercial organizations, as applicable.
HRSA awards are subject to the requirements of the HHS Grants Policy Statement (HHS GPS) that are applicable based on recipient type and purpose of award. The HHS GPS is available at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants.
Regional or Local Office
None. Fatima Ravat, MPH, Public Health Analyst, Division of Medicine and Dentistry, Bureau of Health Professions, HRSA, 5600 Fishers Lane Room 9A-27 Rockville, MD 20857
Telephone: 301-443-9035, Fax: 301-443-8890, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas Vallin,MPH, Public Health Analyst, Division of Medicine and Dentistry Bureau of Health Professions, HRSA, 5600 Fishers Lane Room 9A-27, Rockville, MD 20857 , Telephone: 301-443-1307, Fax: 301-443-8890, Email: email@example.com.
Division of Medicine and Dentistry, Bureau of Health Professions, HRSA, DHHS 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 9A-27, , Rockville , Maryland 20857 Phone: (301) 443-6190 Fax: (301) 443-8890
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Procedures for assessing the technical merit of grant applications have been instituted to provide an objective review of applications and to assist the applicant in understanding the standards against which each application will be judged. Critical indicators have been developed for each review criterion to assist the applicant in presenting pertinent information related to that criterion and to provide the reviewer with a standard for evaluation. Competing applications are reviewed by nonfederal reviewers for technical merit recommendations. Refer to Grants.gov to obtain a copy of the pertinent funding opportunity announcement, for specific review criteria.