Partner Actions to Improve Oral Health Outcomes

To establish oral health leadership and program guidance, oral health data collection and interpretation, multi-dimensional delivery system for oral and physical health, and to implement science-based programs (including dental sealants and community water fluoridation) to improve oral and physical health.

strengthen state oral health programs and public health core capacity to decrease dental caries and reduce inequalities in the oral health targeted populations.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Cooperative Agreement funds can be used for planning, implementing and evaluating oral disease prevention and control programs.

To strengthen state oral health programs and public health core capacity.

To decrease the prevalence of dental caries, decrease oral health disparities, and decrease other co-morbidities associated with chronic diseases found in targeted populations.

To improve oral public health programs, including support for program leadership and staff, to monitor oral health risk factors, and for developing and evaluating prevention programs.

To support evidenced-based interventions to prevent oral and chronic diseases, including but not limited to community water fluoridation and school-based and school-linked dental sealant programs.

To collaborate in the development and support of the National Oral Health Surveillance System.

To develop initiatives related to oral disease prevention and chronic disease and health promotion capacity.

Limitations on use of funds for direct dental services and other health care services.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants are the official State and territorial health agencies of the United States, the District of Columbia, tribal organizations, the Commonwealth of Puerto, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, and Amercian Samoa, or their Bona Fide Agents.

For specific funding announcements, eligible applicants may be more limited; for example, State governments, including the District of Columbia, or their Bona Fide Agents.

Beneficiary Eligibility

States, political subdivisions of States, local health authorities, and individuals or organizations with specialized health interests will benefit.


Applicants should document the need for assistance, state the objectives of the project, outline the methods of operation, describe evaluation procedures, and provide a budget with justification for funds requested. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Uniform Guidance: Administrative Requirements, costs Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200). 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Award Procedures

After Review and approval, a Notice of Award (NOA) is prepared and processed, along with appropriate notification to the public.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Sections 317 of the Public Health Service Act (as amended) [42 U.S.C. Sections 4102(d) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act[42 U.S.C. Section 280k-3].

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days.


Not Applicable.


From 90 to 120 days.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

12 budget period within a 5 year project period. continuations are based on availability of funds. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements


.Progress reports are required on an annual basis.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are required on an annual basis.

Annual Federal Financial Report is due 90 days after the end of a project.

Progress reports, including progress on performance measures, are required on an annual basis.


Not Applicable.


No Data Available.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 17 $350,000; FY 18 est $350,000; and FY 19 est $350,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance


Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Marcia Parker 4770 Buford HWY, NE, MS F80, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 Email: Phone: 7704886075

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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