Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC): The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is now accepting applications for its 2014 Access to Care Grants. These single-year $20,000 grants are a part of the national effort to support community-based initiatives providing Dental Homes to children whose families cannot afford dental care.RELATED |Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children awards grants HSHC funds may be applied to cover costs of dental care, clinic supplies and instruments, patient/parent/caregiver education materials, take-home supplies (toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.), education, and/or outreach to recruit dentist participation in program activities or other activity with clear, direct impact on child oral care.RELATED |SDI, pediatric dentists helping HSHC Access to Care initiatives $4 at a time HSHC will give special consideration to programs that have demonstrated success and have potential for replication in other communities, as well as initiatives that have illustrated collaboration with other institutions and organizations. Access to Care Grants must be expended within 12 months of award. Guidelines and application instructions are now available at www.GrantScorecard.com/AccessCare2014.htm. Applications are due Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. For further information, please contact Tracey Schilligo, Grant and Corporate Relations Manager at (312) 337-2169 or via e-mail [email protected].