Delta Dental offers grants to improve oral healthcare in Arkansas

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The Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation is accepting applications for Community Grants of up to $30,000 to improve oral health in Arkansas. The foundation announced it would start accepting applications on Thursday (Aug. 17).

The application deadline is Sept. 3, and recipients of the grants will be notified by Dec. 17. Click here to apply online.

With the Community Grant program, the foundation is working to increase access to oral healthcare in underserved areas. The applications will be judged based on the “innovativeness of the proposed project and its potential impact on the oral health of Arkansas,” according to a news release. The foundation encourages Arkansas-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit, faith-based, schools and government organizations to apply.

Grants have previously been awarded to the Little Rock School District, Special Olympics of Arkansas and Welcome Health in Fayetteville.

“In 2016, The Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation contributed a total of $3.5 million to help impact the oral health of more than 400,000 Arkansans,” said Weldon Johnson, executive director of the Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation. “Our foundation, along with its grant partners, is making Arkansas healthier one smile at a time.”

The foundation also offers up to $2,500 in grants through its Mini Grants and Super Smiles at School programs. Applications for these programs are accepted online all year long.