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Community Service Grants

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Do you have a great community program that brings access to oral healthcare and education to a community in need?

The Community Service Grant Program provides funding for dental hygienists to devise and implement community health projects. This grant opportunity empowers dental hygiene professionals to respond to their communities' oral health concerns through community service projects.

Review each program to determine eligibility, regional restrictions, and application timeline.

Resources

For information on planning and implementing community service projects, visit the ADHA Public Health website.

Available Community Service Grants

  • Mars Wrigley Foundation's Healthier Smiles Grant Program

      • About Mars Wrigley Foundation's Healthier Smiles Grant Program

        The ADHA Institute for Oral Health and the Mars Wrigley Foundation are pleased to offer professional members of the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) the opportunity to apply for community service grants through November 1st. The Mars Wrigley Foundation's Healthier Smiles Grant Program grants will be awarded to applicants who are involved in a specific community health project that provides access to care in underserved communities, improves the public's oral health, and provides oral health care education.

        The number of grant recipients and grant amounts may vary.

        Available: Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

        Recipient Selection: Winter 2023 - Summer 2023

        **Application & recipient selection dates vary based on each grant. Click here to view specific dates

        Apply Here

    • Healthy Start for Texas Teeth Community Service Grant

      • Available: Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

        Recipient Selection: Winter 2023 - Summer 2023

        **Application & recipient selection dates vary based on each grant. Click here to view specific dates

        Apply Here

        ADHA’s Institute for Oral Health is pleased to offer the Healthy Start for Texas Teeth Community Service Grants. This program fosters collaborative efforts between individuals or local components of the Texas Dental Hygienists’ Association and community agencies servicing underserved populations to provide the preventive benefits of fluoride varnish for underserved populations.

        One recipient will be selected annually and will receive the following:

        $1,000 grant monies used toward the purchase of supplies and other expenses to support the program.

        Eligibility Requirements

        * A current member of ADHA
        * TDHA components, Texas hygienists, and/or dental hygiene students (partnered with registered hygienists) are eligible to apply
        * Grant monies are for community-based fluoride varnish programs for underserved populations
        * Minimum number of varnish applications is 2 per person within a 12 month period
        * Minimum number of participants to receive varnish is 200
        * Maximum administrative costs for the program must not exceed 25% of total award amount
        * Fluoride varnish program must include an educational component
        * Program must include a collaborative partnership between 3 or more entities (e.g. TDHA, Head Start, and Dental Hygiene School)
        * Program must demonstrate an effort to refer participants to a dental home
        * Current ADHA Institute Board of Directors, ADHA Board of Trustees and members of the Community Service Grant Review Committee may not apply as principal investigators

    • Rosie Wall Community Spirit Grant

      • Available: Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

        Recipient Selection: Winter 2023 - Summer 2023

        **Application & recipient selection dates vary based on each grant. Click here to view specific dates

        Apply Here

        ADHA’s Institute for Oral Health is pleased to offer the Rosie Wall RDH Community Spirit Grant. This program provides funding for dental hygienists who are involved in a specific community health or research project in the United States.

        Up to six recipients will be accepted (dependent on funding) and will receive the following:

        $1,000-$3,000 grant monies per recipient: one student; one recipient will be from the state of Hawaii while the others will be chosen from the rest of the 50 states.

        Eligibility Requirements

        * Demonstrate involvement in outstanding activities with a community health program or project, which may include dental, medical and/or mental health enhancement.
        * Illustrate that health education is one element of the project.
        * The project serves a community in the United States.
        * Show that these activities enhance the public view of the professional role dental hygienists play in health improvement.
        * A United States citizen who is either a licensed dental hygienist or a student pursuing a dental hygienist degree.
        * A professional or student member of ADHA.
        * Current ADHA Institute Board of Directors, ADHA Board of Trustees and members of the Community Service Grant Review Committee may not apply as principal investigators