Improved Access Through Mobile Oral Health Services
CSFA Number: 482-00-2215
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
Stacey Herman
217-558-8921
stacey.herman@illinois.gov
Short Description
This is a State legislated fund for Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center to purchase a new, fully equipped mobile dentistry van. The Improved Access Through Mobile Oral Health Services program strives to build community connections throughout the Chicagoland area, aiming to expand dental care to underserved populations. It partners with 17 organizations who face difficulties accessing adequate dental care because of transportation, financial hardships or other barriers. The work of the dental van focuses primarily on servicing these particular populations: Senior Citizens, persons with disabilities, the homeless and school children.

In addition to providing care to underserved individuals, the Improved Access Through Mobile Oral Health Services program increases the educational opportunities for dentists in treating patients within a public health setting. The dental residents and dentists involved in the program receive invaluable clinical experience in applying their skills “on-site” at unique settings.

Through the innovative means of delivering dental care, the Improved Access Through Mobile Oral Health Services program has been able to reach many who might otherwise have been unable to receive necessary dental care. The dental van is operational five days, most weeks. Each year nearly 700 patients are serviced on the dental van in approximately 1600 visits. The Improved Access Through Mobile Oral Health Services program offers comprehensive care to eligible patients that ranges from preventive care (exams, dental prophylaxis and radiographs) to more complex procedures such as crowns, extractions and dentures.
Subject Area
Healthcare
Program Function
Health
Enabling Legislation
Public Act 101-0007, FY20 Budget Implementation Act, Article 106, Section 95
Objectives and Goals
The goal of the grant is to purchase a new mobile dentistry van to build community connections through the Chicagoland area, aiming to expand dental care to underserved populations who face difficulties accessing adequate dental care as a result of transportation, financial hardships or other barriers.
Types of Assistance
Non-competitive
Uses and Restrictions
Public Act 101-0007, FY20 Budget Implementation Act, Article 106, Section 95 - The FY2020 State appropriations legislation includes provisions for a direct appropriation of $375,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (Advocate North Side Health Network dba Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center) for all costs associated with mobile dentistry services (see page 527).
Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible, applicant must be registered in the State of Illinois GATA system and pass grantee pre-qualification, fiscal and administrative risk assessment (required once annually), and the programmatic risk assessment, and meet the following criteria: the only applicant eligible for this grant is Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (Advocate North Side Health Network dba Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center).
Eligible Applicants
Nonprofit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Each applicant (unless the applicant is an individual or Federal or State awarding agency that is exempt from those requirements under 2 CFR § 25.110(b) or (c), or has an exception approved by the Federal or State awarding agency under 2 CFR § 25.110(d)) is required to:

i. Be registered in SAM before submitting its application.
ii. Provide a valid DUNS number in its application; and
iii. Continue to maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times during which it has an active Federal, Federal pass-through or State award or an application or plan under consideration by a Federal or State awarding agency.
Applications will be submitted electronically through EGrAMS unless given prior approval for alternate application. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on August 31, 2019 through the EGrAMS system unless prior arrangements have been made for postal submission. Late applications will not be considered. The grant application will be reviewed by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Oral Health Workforce Program Manager, Division Chief and other Office of Health Promotion staff. Anticipated announcement for award is within 30 days after close of application period.

Eligibility Criteria are as follows: only applicant eligible for this grant is Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (Advocate North Side Health Network dba Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center).

Application will be evaluated on the following criteria:
1. Project Narrative (10 points)
2. Budget- contains only allowable expenses and are necessary for implementation (5 points)
Assistance Consideration
N/A
Post Assistance Requirements
N/A
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
N/A
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2020 : $375,000
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
None