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State Oral Health Workforce

The FY 2015 grant competition is closed.


The purpose of the Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities Program is to help states develop and implement innovative programs to address their specific state oral health workforce needs in designated Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas. The program also supports states' innovative oral health service delivery models that increase access to high quality oral health services for underserved populations.

See See Active Grants and Abstracts


Eligible applicants include only governor-designated, state government entities. In addition to the 50 U.S. states, eligible applicants also include the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. States are encouraged to work with Tribal entities to facilitate greater consultation and coordination between State and Tribal governments.


CDR Karen Beckham, M.A., CHES
(301) 443-7050

Open Funding Opportunities

HRSA-16-065 Nurse Faculty Loan Program

HRSA-16-045 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Program

HRSA-16-059 Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) Program

HRSA-16-042 Primary Care Training and Enhancement (PCTE) Program

HRSA-16-070 Advanced Nursing Education Program

HRSA-16-076 Oral Health Service Expansion

HRSA-16-066 Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention – Bachelor of Science in Nursing Practicums in Community Settings Program

HRSA-16-068 Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention- Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Program: Behavioral Health Integration

All Open Opportunities