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Deadline: August 18, 2014

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children: Access to Care Grants

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry established the Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC) initiative in 1987 with the aim of providing dental care for all children nationwide. It is now accepting applications for its 2015 Access to Care Grants. HSHC is committed to supporting community-based initiatives, which includes providing dental homes to children whose families cannot afford dental care. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 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. HSHC supports this goal through its Access to Care Grants targeting children up to age 18.

Amount: $400,000 is available with individual grants made for up to $20,000 per grant.  Applying organizations must have matching funds equal to the requested grant amount at the time the application is submitted. Matching funds can either be cash or in-kind.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a United States /U.S. Territory applicant/organization providing care to children in the U.S. or a U.S. Territory. Priority is given to projects with pediatric dentist involvement. If a pediatric dentist is not participating, a general dentist must be involved for funding consideration.


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