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Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children grant offered

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children: the Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is accepting applications for its 2013 Access to Care Grants.

The matching/challenge grants of up to $20,000 per year support service initiatives that provide dental care (education, prevention, treatment and/or emergency care) to underserved and limited access children in the United States.

HSHC funds may be applied to cover costs of clinic supplies and instruments, patient/parent/caregiver education materials, take-home supplies (toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.), education and/or outreach to recruit dentist participation in program activities or other activity with clear, direct impact on child oral care.

HSHC will give special consideration to programs that have demonstrated success and have potential for replication in other communities, as well as initiatives that have illustrated collaboration with other institutions and organizations. 

Access to Care Grants must be expended within 12 months of award.

Guidelines, requirements and application instructions are now available at www.GrantScorecard.com/AccessCare2013.htm. Applications are due Aug. 1. For further information, contact Tracey Schilligo at 1-312-337-2169 or via email at tschilligo@aapd.org.