California Health Facilities Financing Authority

Specialty Dental Clinic Grant Program

Increases access to oral health care for special health care needs populations through the development and expansion of specialty dental clinics

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If you have any questions about the Specialty Dental Clinic Grant Program, please contact CHFFA.

Specialty Dental Clinic Grant Program

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Program Description

On June 30, 2022, the Specialty Dental Clinic Grant Program (the Dental Program) was chaptered into law through the annual Budget Act of 2022 (Section 47, Chapter 45, Statutes of 2022) authorizing the Authority to administer a $25 million competitive grant program to disburse funds for the purpose of supporting the construction, expansion, modification, or adaptation of specialty dental clinics in California. The Dental Program aims to support special health care needs populations by increasing timely access, reducing geographic shortages, increasing equity, and supporting quality of care, while also encouraging prevention services, early intervention, behavior support service and intervention, provider education, and community outreach activities that bring care to community sites.

PLEASE NOTE: The Dental Program is in the early stages of development. CHFFA is working on developing guidelines, eligibility criteria, scoring criteria, and an application form. An application form is NOT yet available for this program.

We strongly encourage you to join the stakeholder list to stay up-to-date on the development of the Dental Program. To join the stakeholder list, please fill out the form found at
For further questions, please email or call (916) 653-1759.

Stakeholder Kickoff Meeting

CHFFA held a Stakeholder Kickoff Meeting on November 3, 2022, which included an overview of the Dental Program and allowed stakeholders to provide input on program development. To submit input after the meeting, please contact CHFFA at A video replay and the PowerPoint slides used for the meeting can be found below.