(1) In general
The Secretary, in consultation with the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, may award grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements to eligible entities to collaborate with State or local public health officials, tribal health officials, oral health professional organizations, and others, as appropriate, to develop and implement initiatives to improve oral health, including activities to prevent dental disease and reduce barriers to the provision of dental services, including—
(A) through community-wide dental disease prevention programs; and
(B) by increasing public awareness and education related to oral health and dental disease prevention.
(2) Eligible entities
To be eligible to receive a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement under this subsection, an entity shall be—
(A) a dental association;
(B) a State or tribal health department or State or tribal oral health program;
(C) an accredited dental education, dental hygiene, or postdoctoral dental education program; or
(D) a non-profit community-based organization that partners with public and private non-profit entities, such as an academic institution, to facilitate the provision of dental services to underserved populations.