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Funding Opportunity: CHOMPERS! Portable Dental Care
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The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York is now accepting applications for the second round of funding to support the development of Portable Dental Care for children under five in western and central New York. 

In response to the clear and urgent need to improve the dental health of young children living in poverty in western and central New York, the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York launched CHOMPERS! Bringing Dental Care to Kids in 2010.

In designing CHOMPERS! as a comprehensive approach to improving dental health, the Health Foundation selected two proven and complementary strategies, Cavity Free Kids and Portable Dental Care.

Portable Dental Care is an effective and proven strategy for getting dental care to children whose families experience many barriers to utilizing dental care within the community.  By taking dental equipment and care to places where children already gather, such as child care settings, these significant barriers to better dental care and provide prevention for young children are eliminated. 

Through this Portable Dental Care funding opportunity, the Health Foundation will support the development of partnerships between New York State Article 28 clinics in western and central New York that currently provide children’s dental services and organizations that serve children in poverty ages birth through five.  

Applicants can request up to $50,000 in funding, and can receive up to $50,000 worth of Portable Dental Care Equipment. Note:  The equipment will be used by grantees under a no-cost lease held by the 8th District Dental Society in Buffalo until their PDC program reaches sustainability, when ownership will be transferred to the grantee.  Each grantee will also receive technical assistance from DentaQuest’s Safety Net Solutions.

For more information on the program details, eligibility and how to apply please click here.
Please send applications via email to chompers@hfwcny.org no later than Friday, October 3, at 5 p.m. Applications will be acknowledged by a return email within one business day. 
Portable Dental Care Funding Application - Word  (852.99 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument)
Portable Dental Care Funding Application  (129.93 KB, application/pdf)
CHOMPERS! Portable Dental Care Overview  (462.45 KB, application/pdf)
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