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The 2018 grant process is open!

The DTA Foundation will award ten (10) $25,000 grants in 2018.

If your organization has an innovative pilot project designed to broaden awareness of oral health's impact on overall health or increase access to oral health care, please review the 2018 Preliminary Proposal Guidelines and Criteria.

Each applicant must demonstrate that their innovative pilot project will not only improve access to oral care in their immediate area, but also have the potential to grow and be implemented in other areas of the country. 

In order to be invited to complete a full application for a DTA Foundation grant, your organization will be required to submit an electronic 2018 Preliminary Proposal Summary Form. The DTA Foundation will not accept grant applications from any organizations that have not been invited to move on in the review process. Preliminary proposal summaries are a requirement for all organizations. No exceptions will be made.

2018 DTA Foundation Grant Timeline:

Preliminary Proposal Summary Due: February 7 no later than 11:59pm ET

Preliminary Proposal Summary Decision Announced: No later than March 21

  • All applicants will be notified of their status via email. Accepted proposal summaries will be invited to complete a full grant application.
  • Further details regarding the grant application, budgetary guidelines, and required attachments will be provided upon invitation to apply.

Full Grant Application and Attachments Due: May 23 no later than 11:59pm ET

Final Grant Decision Announced: No later than September 28

  • All applicants will be notified of their status via email. Grant winners will also receive a phone call.

The DTA Foundation has awarded just over $1.9 million dollars in grant funding to 89 innovative projects designed to increase access to oral health care since the inception of the grant program in 2002. Past recipients have used DTA Foundation seed money for innovative programs designed to improve the access to and productivity of the oral health care system, leveraging more than $10.5 million in additional funding for these promising projects.