State Actions to Improve Oral Health Outcomes and 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
States, political subdivisions of States, local health authorities, and individuals or organizations with specialized health interests will benefit.
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. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Uniform Guidance: Administrative Requirements, Costs Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200).
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. N/A
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 is prepared and processed, along with appropriate notification to the public, initial award provides funds for first budget period (usually 12 months)and Notice of Award indicates support recommended for the remainder of project period, allocation of Federal funds by budget categories, and special conditions, if any. However, applicants are encouraged to call CDC for programmatic technical assistance prior to the development and submission of their assistance application.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days.
Not applicable.
From 120 to 180 days.
How are proposals selected?
Selection is based on the evaluation criteria responses from the applicant and outcome of the Objective Review Panel
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: Progress reports, including progress performance measures, are required on and annual basis. final progress reports is required 90 days after the end of the project period.
Not applicable.
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the project must kept readily available for review by personnel authorized to examine PHS grant accounts. Records must be maintained for a minimum of 3 years after the end of a budget period. If questions, still remain, such as those raised as a result of an audit, records must be retained until completion or resolution of any audit in process or pending resolution. Property records must be retained in accordance with PHS 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
This is a 5 year project period with 12-month budget periods. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Marcia Parker
4770 Buford HWY, NE, MS F80
Atlanta, GA 30341 US
Phone: 7704886075
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$8,319,096.00; FY 19 est $8,383,485.00; FY 20 est $8,383,485.00; FY 17$0.00; FY 16$0.00; - This is a new FY18 NOFO DP18-1810
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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