Partner Actions to Improve Oral Health Outcomes


To establish oral health leadership and program guidance, oral health data collection and interpretation, multi-dimensional delivery system for oral and physical health, and to implement science-based programs (including dental sealants and community water fluoridation) to improve oral and physical health. To strengthen state oral health programs and public health core capacity to decrease dental caries and reduce inequalities in the oral health targeted populations.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Sections 317 of the Public Health Service Act (as amended) [42 U.S.C. Sections 4102(d) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act[42 U.S.C. Section 280k-3]
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are the official State and territorial health agencies of the United States, the District of Columbia, tribal organizations, the Commonwealth of Puerto, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, and Amercian Samoa, or their Bona Fide Agents. For specific funding announcements, eligible applicants may be more limited; for example, State governments, including the District of Columbia, or their Bona Fide Agents
Beneficiary Eligibility
States, political subdivisions of States, local health authorities, and individuals or organizations with specialized health interests will benefit.
Applicants should document the need for assistance, state the objectives of the project, outline the methods of operation, describe evaluation procedures, and provide a budget with justification for funds requested.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
After review and approval, a Notice of Award (NoA) will be prepared and processed, along with appropriate notification to the public. Initial awards provide funds for the first budget period (usually 12 months) and the NoA will indicate support recommended for the remainder of the project period, allocation of Federal funds by budget categories, award requirements, and special conditions, if any.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days.
Not applicable.
From 90 to 120 days.
How are proposals selected?
Applications will be evaluated on the review criteria described in the Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcements (NOFOs). In general, the review and selection process of complete and responsive applications to the NOFO consists of determination of the scientific and technical merit by objective or peer review, availability of funds, and relevance of program priorities and the priorities of CDC.
How may assistance be used?
Cooperative Agreement funds can be used for planning, implementing and evaluating oral disease prevention and control programs. To strengthen state oral health programs and public health core capacity. To decrease the prevalence of dental caries, decrease oral health disparities, and decrease other co-morbidities associated with chronic diseases found in targeted populations. To improve oral public health programs, including support for program leadership and staff, to monitor oral health risk factors, and for developing and evaluating prevention programs. To support evidenced-based interventions to prevent oral and chronic diseases, including but not limited to community water fluoridation and school-based and school-linked dental sealant programs. To collaborate in the development and support of the National Oral Health Surveillance System. To develop initiatives related to oral disease prevention and chronic disease and health promotion capacity.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Annual Federal Financial Reports (FFR) and performance/progress reports are required. Final FFRs and performance reports are required. Other reporting may be required and will be outlined in the NOFO or the Notice of Award.
Not applicable.
In accordance with 2 CFR ?200, as codified in 45 CFR ?75, there is a 3-year record retention requirement; records shall be retained beyond the 3-year period if final audit has not been done or findings resolved. Property records must be retained in accordance with HHS Grants Policy Statement requirements.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Financial assistance is provided for a 12-month budget period with a period of performance of up to five years subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory progress of the recipient. Notice of Award
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Sheryl Heard
4770 Buford Hwy, NE
Atlanta, GA 30341 USA
Phone: 770 488 2855
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 22$550,000.00; FY 23 est $550,000.00; FY 24 est $550,000.00; FY 21$550,000.00; FY 20$550,000.00; FY 19$550,000.00; FY 18$700,000.00; FY 17$350,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $150,000 - $700,000 Average: $350,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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