Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry
The purpose of the Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene programs are to improve access to and the delivery of oral health care services for all individuals, particularly low income, underserved, uninsured, minority, health disparity, and rural populations by increasing the supply of a qualified dental workforce and enhancing dental workforce education and training.
To support the following program areas/activities:
(1) Predoctoral Training in General, Pediatric or Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene; (2) Post-doctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry; (3) Faculty Development Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene; and (4) Dental Faculty Loan Repayment.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Health Resources and Services Administration
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Public Health Service Act, Title VII, Section 748, 42 U.S.C. 293k-2 as amended as amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,Section 5303, P. L. 111-148.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Eligible applicants are accredited dental or dental hygiene schools, public or private not-for-profit hospitals, or other pubic or not for profit entities, which the Secretary has determined is capable of carrying out such a grant. Eligible entities include entities that have programs in dental or dental hygiene schools, or approved residency or advanced education programs in the practice of general, pediatric, or public health dentistry. Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government and Native American Organizations may apply if otherwise eligible.
Eligible entities may partner with schools of public health for the education of dental students, residents or dental hygiene students for a master’s in public health in an accredited program.
Training activities must be conducted by an accredited entity; therefore, either the applicant or a partner organization responsible for the dental or dental hygiene training must be accredited.
Beneficiaries include a full range of trainees: dental or dental hygiene students, dental hygienists, dental residents, practicing dentists, other approved primary care dental trainees and dental faculty.
Applicants should review the individual HRSA funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted with an application package. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. HRSA requires all applicants to apply electronically through Grants.gov.
All eligible, qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee. Based on the advice of the objective review committee, the HRSA program official with delegated authority is responsible for final selection and funding decisions. Notification is made in writing (electronic) by a Notice of Award.
Notification is made in writing (electronic) by a Notice of Award.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days.
Depending on Agency priorities and availability of funding, during the final budget year of the approved project period competing continuation applications may be solicited from interested applicants.
How are proposals selected?
Procedures for assessing the technical merit of grant applications have been instituted to provide an objective review of applications and to assist the applicant in understanding the standards against which each application will be judged. Critical indicators have been developed for each review criterion to assist the applicant in presenting pertinent information related to that criterion and to provide the reviewer with a standard for evaluation. Competing applications are reviewed by non-Federal expert consultant(s) for technical merit recommendations. Applications will be reviewed and evaluated against the following criteria: (1) Purpose and Need; (2) Response to Program Purpose; (3) Impact; (4) Organizational Information, Resources and Capabilities; and (5) Support Requested. See the most recent Funding Opportunity Announcement for detailed selection criteria.
How may assistance be used?
1) Predoctoral Training in General, Pediatric or Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene:
a. Funds may be used to plan, develop, and operate, or participate in, an approved professional training program in the field of general, pediatric, or public health dentistry for dental or dental hygiene students, dental hygienists, or other approved primary care dental trainees, that emphasizes training for general, pediatric, or public health dentistry.
b. Funds may be used to provide financial assistance to dental or dental hygiene students, or practicing dental hygienists who are in need thereof, and who are participants in any such training program, and who plan to work in the practice of general, pediatric or public heath dentistry or dental hygiene.
c. Funds may be used in support of an accredited master’s in public health program for dental and dental hygiene students in need of such support. Note that support is limited to students only.
d. Funds may be used to meet the costs of projects to establish, maintain, or improve predoctoral training in primary care dentistry (general, pediatric, and public health dentistry and dental hygiene) programs.
2) Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry:
a. Funds may be used to plan, develop, and operate, or participate in, an approved professional training program in the fields of general, pediatric, or public health dentistry for dental residents, or practicing dentists or other approved primary care dental trainees that emphasizes training for general, pediatric and public health dentistry.
b. Funds may be used to provide financial assistance to dental residents or practicing dentists who are in need thereof, and who are participants in any such training program, and who plan to work in the practice of general, pediatric or public heath dentistry.
c. Funds may be used in support of an accredited master’s degree in public health program for dental residents in need of such support. Note that support is limited to residents only.
d. Funds may be used to meet the costs of projects to establish, maintain, or improve postdoctoral training in primary care dentistry programs.
3) Faculty Development Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene:
a. Funds may be used to plan, develop, and operate a program for the training of oral health care providers who plan to teach in general, pediatric, public health dentistry or dental hygiene.
b. Funds may be used to provide financial assistance in the form of traineeships and fellowships to dentists who plan to teach, or are teaching, in general, pediatric, or public health dentistry.
c. Funds may be used to meet the costs of projects to establish, maintain, or improve dental faculty development programs.
4) Dental Faculty Loan Repayment:
a. Funds may be used to plan, develop, and operate a dental faculty loan repayment program for faculty engaged in primary care dentistry to include general, pediatric, and public health dentistry and dental hygiene.
b. Individuals participating in the program must agree to serve as full-time faculty members.
c. The program must agree to pay the principal and interest on the outstanding student loans of the individuals. Upon completion by an individual of each of the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth years of service, the program shall pay an amount equal to 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 percent, respectively, of the individual’s student loan balance as calculated based on principal and interest owed at the initiation of the agreement.
Restricted Uses: Indirect costs under training awards to organizations other than State, local or American Indian tribal governments will be budgeted and reimbursed at 8 percent of modified total direct costs rather than on the basis of a negotiated rate agreement, and are not subject to upward or downward adjustment.
Student support through stipends, tuition, and fees is not eligible for support. Grants may not be used for new construction or patient services.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
The recipient will be required to submit semi-annual performance and annual progress reports. Cash reports are not applicable. A Federal Financial Report (SF-425) is required according to the schedule in HRSA’s Application Guide. A final report is due within 90 days after the project period ends. If applicable, the recipient must submit a Tangible Personal Property Report (SF-428) and any related forms within 90 days after the project period ends. New awards (“Type 1”) issued under this funding opportunity announcement are subject to the reporting requirements of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) of 2006 (Pub. L. 109–282), as amended by section 6202 of Public Law 110–252, and implemented by 2 CFR Part 170. Grant and cooperative agreement recipients must report information for each first-tier subaward of $25,000 or more in federal funds and executive total compensation for the recipient’s and subrecipient’s five most highly compensated executives as outlined in Appendix A to 2 CFR Part 170 (The FFATA details are available online at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/ffata.html). Competing continuation recipients, etc. may be subject to this requirement and will be so notified in the Notice of Award. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records three years after the date they submit the FFR. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the award has been started before the expiration of the three-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular three-year period, whichever is later.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. The recipient must agree to maintain non-federal funding for grant activities at a level which is not less than expenditures for such activities during the fiscal year prior to receiving the award.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
This funding opportunity provides support for a 5-year project period. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Recipients drawdown funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS). PMS is the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Shane Rogers, Chief, Oral Health Training Branch, Division of Medicine and Dentistry, Bureau of Health Workforce 5600 Fishers Lane Room 12C-06, Rockville, MD 20857 , Rockville , Maryland 20857 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 301-443-5260 Fax: 301-443-1945
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 14 $4,028,847; FY 15 est $2,899,000; and FY 16 est $2,899,000 - Faculty Development. (Project Grants) FY 14 $8,418,611; FY 15 est $11,935,842; and FY 16 est $11,900,000 - Post-doctoral. (Project Grants) FY 14 $4,115,651; FY 15 est $4,644,948; and FY 16 est $4,600,000 - Predoctoral. (Project Grants) FY 14 $1,374,461; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 est $0 - Loan Repayment.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Varies by program
FY 13: Range: $91,000 to $973,000; Average award: $346,000
FY 14 est: Range: $93,000 to $735,000; Average award: $353,000
FY 15 est: Range: $ 93,000to $735,000; Average award: $353,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
All administrative and audit requirements and the cost principles that govern Federal monies associated with this activity will be subject to the Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200 as codified by HHS at 45 CFR 75.
HRSA awards are also subject to the requirements of the HHS Grants Policy Statement (HHS GPS) that are applicable based on recipient type and purpose of award. The HHS GPS is available at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: Links to Active Grants and Abstracts are available at http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/grants/dentistry/index.html. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available