Our MoCAP Program Helps Attract Federal Funds to Improve Oral Health Care Access


On June 16th the Health Resources and Services Administration announced awardees for their Oral Health Expansion Supplement funding program. Twenty organizations in Missouri received funding, totaling $7.5 million. The goal of these funds is to enable health centers to expand integrated oral health care services and increase the number of patients served. Missouri received the fourth highest dollar amount, only trailing California, New York, and Florida.

Out of the 20 organizations receiving awards in Missouri, eight were supported through the application process by our MoCAP program. The goal of MoCAP is to assist Missouri-based nonprofits and governmental health organizations submit stronger applications for federal and national funding opportunities. By offering help to qualified groups as they navigate the grantmaking process, we leverage our funds to bring in substantially larger dollar amounts to the state.

Since 2010, MoCAP has supported over 350 proposals, with an overall return on investment of $33 per $1 invested in the program. MoCAP has assisted a variety of organizations with diverse areas of focus, including community health centers, local public health agencies, local nonprofits, and state agencies.

Congratulations to the eight organizations that received funding with MoCAP assistance:

  • Advocates For a Healthy Community, Inc. (Jordan Valley) Springfield $350,000
  • Big Springs Medical Association Inc. (Missouri Highlands) Ellington $350,000
  • Compass Health Inc. Clinton $350,000
  • Douglas County Public Health Services Group Inc. (Missouri Ozarks Community Health) Ava $350,000
  • Family Health Center of Boone County Columbia $350,000
  • Ozarks Resource Group (Ozarks Community Health Center) Hermitage $350,000
  • Richland Medical Center Inc. (Central Ozarks Medical Center) Richland $350,000
  • South Central Missouri Community Health Center (Your Community Health Center) Rolla $525,000

Click here to view a list of all 20 Missouri awardees.

Click here to read a full press release about the awards from the Department of Health and Human Services.