Oral Health Grants
The MDH Oral Health Program offers grants to communities, clinics, non-profit organizations and other partners when funds are available.
MDH is always looking for new ideas, innovative projects and collaborations. Do you have an idea? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Sealant Programs
Now accepting applications. SEAL Minnesota is a statewide and coordinated school sealant program (SSP) for protecting, maintaining, and improving the oral health of all Minnesota children. MDH is currently accepting applications to put into action local SSPs that reduce oral disease and improve oral health. The purpose of this Request for Funding Proposal (RFP) is to increase dental sealant prevalence and reduce marked disparities in caries rates among children. Traditional dental partners as well as public health programs are eligible to apply.
- Any Minnesota organization, dental professionals, schools, community health boards, local public health agencies, public health clinics and programs willing to develop, implement, and evaluate a SSP is eligible to apply.
- Organization must incur expenses during the grant project period: November 1, 2022 – July 15, 2023, and upon execution of the grant agreement. Selected projects can receive up to $5,000 and work must be completed before July 15, 2023.
- To be considered for the SEAL Minnesota mini grant, please fill out the 2022 SEAL Minnesota Grant Submission Form by August 31, 2022, 11:59 pm CST.
Learn more about the submission and application requirements: SEAL Minnesota Grant Application Summary (PDF).
- Reference Guide Component A Application (Word). Read this document to review the questionnaire and prepare responses for submission.
- Evaluation Criteria-Component A (PDF). This document provides criteria to evaluate submitted proposals.
- To apply: Fill out the application and submit electronically here: 2022 SEAL Minnesota Grant Component A Application Form.
- Reference Guide Component B Application (Word). Read this document to review the questionnaire and prepare responses for submission.
- Evaluation Criteria-Component B (PDF). This document provides criteria to evaluate submitted proposals.
- To apply: Fill out the application and submit electronically here: 2022 SEAL Minnesota Grant Component B Application Form.
- Appendix A: Dental Professional Shortage Areas (PDF)
- Appendix B: How to Obtain a State of Minnesota Vendor ID Number
- Appendix C: ASTDD: Best Practice Approaches for State and Community Oral Health Programs (PDF)
- Appendix D: Data Deliverables (PDF)
- Appendix E: Work Plan Template (PDF)
- Appendix F: Budget Template (PDF)
For questions and support related to the grant application and obtaining a state vendor identification number, please contact Dr. Prasida Khanal at email@example.com or 651-201-3538.
In 2018, the Oral Health Program offered the first round of hydration station mini-grants, which provided funds to purchase a drinking fountain with water bottle filling stations. The grant opportunity was widely received and had a substantial community impact. MDH now offers this grant annually. Read more about the hydration station grant.
No funding available at this time.
Healthy Teeth. Healthy Baby. Grants
Healthy Teeth. Healthy Baby. aims to support early dental prevention projects in communities across Minnesota that reach immigrant and refugee populations.
No funding available at this time.