FY 2016 Oral Health Service Expansion Supplement (HRSA-16-076) Funding Opportunity Announcement Technical Assistance

About the Oral Health Service Expansion Program

HRSA plans to award approximately $100 million in supplemental funding to help 285 existing Health Center Program grantees increase access to oral health services and improve oral health outcomes. Applicants may apply for up to $350,000 per year. Of the $350,000, applicants may request up to $150,000 in Year 1 only for one-time minor capital costs for equipment (e.g., dental chair) and/or minor alterations/renovations (e.g., installation of dental chair). Applicants may propose the addition of new site(s) within their current service area as necessary for the purpose of oral health service expansion.

Eligible Applicants

Applicants must be existing Health Center Program award recipients funded under section 330(e), (g), (h), and/or (i) of the Public Health Service Act and have at least 1 service site verified as operational at the time that the Oral Health Service Expansion (OHSE) application is submitted in HRSA EHBs.

To apply for this funding opportunity, current registrations must be held in DUNS, SAM, Grants.gov, and the HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHB).

Application Deadlines

Applications for HRSA-16-076 must be submitted via Grants.gov and EHB. Applications are due in Grants.gov by January 19, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. ET, and EHBs by February 2, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Project Requirements

Applicants must propose a plan to achieve all of these required outcomes:

  • Add at least 1.0 onsite full-time equivalent (FTE) licensed dental provider within 120 days of award.
  • Ensure that any new sites added through this FOA are open and operational within 120 days of award.
  • Ensure that any new or expanded oral health services are provided within 120 days of award.
  • Increase the number of oral health patients and visits.
  • Increase the percentage of health center patients who receive oral health services at the health center.

Application Component Examples

The following resources and forms are for demonstration and applicant planning purposes only. Applicants must enter required information directly into EHBs forms and upload attachments as instructed in the funding opportunity announcement.

One-Time Funding Requirements

If one-time funding is requested, some or all of these forms and attachments are also required to be submitted in EHBs:


How to Apply

OHSE applications must be submitted via Grants.gov and the HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHB).

  • Before you can apply for this funding opportunity, you must register in three places: DUNS, SAM and Grants.gov.
  • Go to http://www.grants.gov.
  • Select the Search Grants tab.
  • Type in the Funding Opportunity Number field, click the SEARCH button.
  • Click the Funding Opportunity Number (e.g., HRSA-16-076).
  • Click the Application Package tab.
  • Under Actions, click the Select Application Package to Download link.
  • To download an application, complete the email information, or check the box to indicate that you would not like to provide your email address, and click the Submit button.
  • Click the Download Application Instruction link to download the FOA.
  • Click the Download Application Package link to download the Grants.gov application form.

Contact Us

Program Information
Amy Harbaugh
HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care
Office of Policy and Program Development

Budget Information
William Davis
HRSA Office of Federal Assistance Management
Division of Grants Management Operations

EHBs Application Assistance
BPHC Helpline Web Form