SSOHWA: The 18 projects awarded in FY 06 incorporated one or more of the following twelve oral health workforce activities: (1) loan forgiveness and repayment programs for dentists who serve in dental health professions shortage areas and who agree to provide services to patients regardless of the patient's ability to pay; (2) recruitment and retention efforts; (3) grants, low-interest and no-interest loans to help providers who participate in Medicaid program establish and expand dental practices; (4) establish or expand dental residency programs in States without a dental school; (5) programs to expand or establish oral health activities in dental health professional shortage areas such as community-based dental facilities, free standing dental clinics, mobile or portable dental clinics, and private dental services to enhance capacity through additional equipment or hours of operation; (6) placement and support of dental students, residents, and advanced dental trainees; (7) continuing dental education including distance-based education; (8) practice support through teledentistry; (9) community-based prevention services such as water fluoridation and dental sealant programs; (10) coordination with education systems to promote children going into oral health or science professions; (11) establish faculty recruitment programs in dental training institutions noted for community outreach and serving the underserved; and (12) develop or augment an existing state dental officer to coordinate State oral health and access issues.
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.
DPHRT: In FY 07, 5 awards were made. In FY 08, 5 non-competing continuation awards are anticipated. SSOHWA: In FY 07, 18 non-competing continuation awards were made. In FY 08, 18 non-competing continuation and an estimated 12 one-year awards will have been made. In FY 09, it is anticipated that approximately $4.6 million will be awarded to fund 25 awards.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Grants are intended to assist in meeting the costs of planning and developing new dental public health residency training programs and providing financial assistance to trainees enrolled in the programs.
Grants may not be used for construction or for providing direct patient services.
SSOHWA: Grants are intended to assist activities in States that are geographically dispersed throughout the United States and support a group of projects that address the oral health workforce needs of underserved urban and rural populations.
Grants funds may not be used to take the place of current funding for the activities.
An entity that offers a Dental Public Health Training Program accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation, such as a School of Public Health or Dentistry, is eligible to apply.
Governmental and nonprofit entities, including faith-based and community-based organizations, that meet other eligibility requirements, are eligible to apply.
Each applicant must demonstrate that the institution has or will have available full-time faculty members with training and experience in the field of dental public health and support from other faculty members trained in public health and other relevant specialties and disciplines.
Eligible applicants include Governor appointed State government entities.
Each State is limited to only one application, and must address one or more of twelve activities for addressing oral health workforce needs as contained in the authorizing legislation and program guidance for applicants.
Applicants must have significant experience with addressing oral health workforce issues in underserved populations.
An entity that offers a Dental Public Health Training Program accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation, such as a School of Public Health or Dentistry, is eligible to apply. Governmental and nonprofit entities, including faith-based and community-based organizations, that meet other eligibility requirements, are eligible to apply. Beneficiaries include Governor appointed State government entities. It is anticipated the oral health workforce also will benefit.
Applicants should review the individual HRSA Guidance documents 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.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Grant applications and required forms for this program can be obtained from Grants.gov. Please visit the Grants.gov Web site at www.grants.gov to both find and apply for all Federal grant opportunities. All qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee which will make funding recommendations to the Associate Administrator for the Bureau of Health Professions. The Associate Administrator has the authority to make final selections for awards.
A Notice of the Grant Award will be issued from the Headquarters Office.
Public Health Service Act, Title VII, Section 768; Health Professions Education Partnerships Act of 1998, Public Law 105-392 SSOHWA: Part D of Title III of the Public Health Service Act as amended, Subpart X, Primary Dental Programs, Section 340 G (42 U.S.C. 256g).
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 4 to 6 months after receipt of application.
At the end of the initial project period, competing continuation applications may be submitted for up to 3 years of support.
Formula and Matching Requirements
None. An entity that receives a grant under this program must contribute non-Federal funds to activities carried out under this grant to an amount equal to at least 40 percent of the federal funding in support of the project. Matching funds may be a combination of in-kind contributions, fairly valued, and any other funding form State, local, community, or other organization sources.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Project periods are for 3 years.
Post Assistance Requirements
A progress report must be submitted for the second or subsequent budget period within the approved project period for continuation funding.
Financial status reports are required within 90 days after the end of each budget period.
A final progress report and financial status report must be submitted within 90 days after the end of the project period.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit 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.
All records must be maintained until expiration of 3 years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report. If questions remain following the 3-uear period, such as those raised as a result of an audit or an on-going enforcement action, recipients must retain records until the matter is completely resolved.
DPHRT: (Grants) FY 07 $454,704; FY 08 est $481,316; and FY 09 est not available. SSOHWA: (Grants) FY 07 $1,980,000; FY 08 $4,612,180; and FY 09 est $4,612,180.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
DPHRT: (FY 07) $84,000 to $100,000; $90,940 average. SSOHWA: (FY 07) $95,627 to $137,388; $110,000.
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.
Regional or Local Office
DPHRT: John R. Kress, MHA, Program Officer, Geriatrics and Public Health Branch, Division of Diversity and Interdisciplinary Education, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Room 9-36, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-6864 and E-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org. SSOHWA: Jerald Katzoff, Program Officer, Division of Medicine and Dentistry, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Parklawn Building, Room 9A-21, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-4443 and E-mail address email@example.com.
Grants Management Office: Rick Goodman, Director, Division of Grants Management Operations, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11A-16. Health Services Branch; Telephone: (301) 443-2385; Research and Training Branch; Telephone: (301) 443-3099; Government and Special Focus Branch; Telephone: (301) 443-3288.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Competing applications are reviewed by nonfederal consultant(s) for technical merit recommendations. Approval of an application will be based on an analysis of the factors set forth in the application. See the section on Application Procedure above to obtain a copy of the application.