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The 2018 grant process is now closed.


The 2018 grant submission date has passed, and all applicants chosen to move forward will be notified of their outcome by September 28th.

For questions regarding the full application, please review the 2018 Grant Guidelines and Criteria.


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

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.