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American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: Access to Care Grant

Deadline: December 20, 2019

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) Foundation is committed to supporting community-based initiatives providing Dental Homes to children whose families cannot afford dental care. The AAPD defines a Dental Home as the ongoing relationship between the dentist and the patient, inclusive of all aspects of oral health care, delivered in a comprehensive, continuously accessible, coordinated, and family-centered way. One way the Foundation supports this goal is through one-year Access to Care Grants in support of care for children up to age 18.

Access to Care Grants support community-based initiatives in the U.S. that provide dental care and ultimately serve as a Dental Home to underserved/limited access children. The Foundation encourages requests from organizations serving all children. It also welcomes proposals for initiatives providing dental care to individuals with special health care needs.

Special consideration will be given to initiatives:

  • Supporting the age-one dental visit
  • Emphasizing care to patients 0 to 5
  • Addressing the needs of specific underserved demographic groups
  • Incorporating systemic health (i.e., diabetes, cancer)

Foundation funds may be applied to cover costs such as, but not limited to:

  • Child oral health care
  • Clinic supplies, instruments, and equipment
  • Salary
  • Education and/or outreach to recruit dentist participation in program activities

Amount: Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded for a period of one year.

Eligibility: Nonprofit 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) organizations, local health jurisdictions, county health departments, hospitals and clinics, state government agencies, colleges/schools of dentistry, colleges/schools of medicine (pediatric and family medicine departments only), and national, state, and local dental societies.

Applicants must be a U.S./U.S. Territory applicant/organization providing care to children in the U.S. or a U.S. Territory. Initiatives must be dentist-led, with priority given to projects with pediatric dentist leadership. Projects led by general practitioners also may apply.

Link: https://aapdfoundation.org/what-we-do/apply-for-grants/

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