Dental Preventive and Clinical Support Centers Program


The purpose of this Indian Health Service (IHS) grant program is to combine existing resources and infrastructure with IHS Headquarters (HQ) and IHS area resources in order to address the broad challenges and opportunities associated with IHS preventive and clinical dental programs. In accordance with the recently stated priorities of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary on the need to achieve "higher value" health care services, the dental support centers will address two priority goals: (1) provide support, guidance, training, and enhancement of I/T/U dental programs within their area; and (2) ensure that the services of the support centers and the I/T/U/ dental programs result in measurable improvements in the oral health status of the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) patients served. In order to address these two goals, a strong collaborative working relation with the IHS HQ Division of Oral Health (DOH) and the Area Dental Director or Area Dental Officer should be maintained. In short, support centers will empower the dental programs they serve and impact oral health outcomes through the guidance and services they provide. Improvements to oral health must be documented.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 09/04/2015 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Indian Health Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants include: -- Urban Indian organizations as defined by the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA), amended 2010. "Urban Indian organization" means a non-profit corporate body situated in an urban center governed by an urban Indian controlled board of directors, and providing for the maximum participation of all interested Indian groups and individuals, which body is capable of legally cooperating with other public and private entities for the purpose of performing the activities. 25 U.S.C. Section 1603(29). -- Tribal organizations. "Tribal organization" means the elected governing body of any Indian Tribe or any legally established organization of Indians which is controlled by one or more such bodies or by a board of directors elected or selected by one or more such bodies (or elected by the Indian population to be served by such organization) and which includes the maximum participation of Indians in all phases of its activities. 25 U.S.C. Section 1603(26), referencing 25 U.S.C. Section 450b(1).
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Paul Gettys
Grant Systems Coordinator
Phone 301-443-2114
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $250,000.00 to $250,000.00


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