Dental Preventive and Clinical Support Centers Program

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2015-IHS-TDCP-0001
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Health
CFDA Number: 93.933
Eligible Applicants Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: HHS-IHS
Closing Date: Aug 05, 2015
Award Ceiling: $250,000
Expected Number of Awards: 4
Creation Date: Jun 09, 2015
Funding Opportunity Description: 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.