The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) has announced a new oral health funding opportunity, Networks for Oral Health Integration within the Maternal and Child Health Safety Net
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The purpose of the Networks for Oral Health Integration within the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Safety Net Program is to improve access to and delivery of comprehensive, quality oral health care for children, birth–age 17 years, by testing and establishing models of care utilizing three collective strategies:
- Enhanced integration of oral health care within MCH safety net services
- Increased knowledge and skills among health care providers (including dental, non-dental clinical, and non-dental support service providers) for delivering optimal dental services
- Increased knowledge and awareness of preventive oral health practices among parents/caregivers to increase adoption of these behaviors including use of needed dental services.
Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-19-053
Due Date for Applications: April 29, 2019
Anticipated Total Annual Available FY 2019 Funding: $3,850,000
Estimated Number and Type of Awards: Up to three cooperative agreements
Cost Sharing/Match Required: No
Period of Performance: September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2024
Eligible Applicants: Any domestic public or private entity, including an Indian tribe or tribal organizations. Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations are also eligible to apply.
HRSA has scheduled the following technical assistance webinar:
Thursday, February 7, 2019, 2:00–3:30 p.m. ET
Participant number: (888) 603-9071
Participant code: 4095307
Playback number: (866) 448-4808, password: 1234