Funding Opportunities

Throughout the year a number of grants are made available to help communities, schools, organizations, and businesses in South Dakota promote and encourage physical activity, healthy eating, and overall health and wellness. Details are listed below. Take a peek.

Implementing Interventions to Improve the Health of South Dakotans through Prevention and Management of Health Disease

Grant Objectives: This funding opportunity exists due to a collaborative agreement between SD Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Activities must align with at least one of the following objectives:

  1. Strategy B.2 – Implement or expand the use of PopHealth, a population health data analysis tool
  2. Strategy B.2 – Implement policy and procedures around evidence-based quality measurement
  3. Strategy B.3 – Implement or improve upon an aspect of team-based care
  4. Strategy B.6 – Implement or improve upon a self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) monitoring program

Up to 8 awards will be given. Applications should demonstrate a systems level change approach that impacts the permanent culture around heart disease and stroke prevention at the organizational level. Interventions funded by this grant must be targeted towards South Dakota residents and/or tribal communities only.

RFA Release: February 13, 2019
RFA Due Date: April 12, 2019
Selection: week of May 6, 2019 (tentative)
Project Period: June 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020
Anticipated Award Amount: $5,000 per objective (up to $20,000 per facility)

Primary Contact: Rachel Sehr, Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Coordinator
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Active Transportation Assessment Collaboration

The Active Transportation Assessment Collaboration opportunity is through the South Dakota Department of Health Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. This opportunity provides 1-2 South Dakota communities with technical assistance, provided by SDSU City Planning Students, in conducting various active transportation assessments and providing recommendations for improving the built environment to increase walkability and active transportation within that community or joint communities. No funds are awarded to the communities.

RFP Release: 2019 TBD
RFP Due Date: 2019 TBD
Project Period: 2019 TBD

Communities, led by elected officials and city leaders, interested in the implementation of healthy community design strategies and integrating physical activity into daily routines through active transportation principles.

Additional Notes/Info:
The technical assistance/built environment assessments are conducted by SDSU Landscape Architect/City Planning students under the direction of Professor Donald Burger. The students typically complete the assessments during the Spring semester (January) and present the results/recommendations to the community in April.

Primary Contact: Beth Davis, Physical Activity Coordinator
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WorkWell Grant 

Businesses throughout South Dakota are eligible to apply for the funding. This is an opportunity for your workplace to send a positive, supportive message and promote healthy lifestyles by preventing, reducing and managing chronic disease through workplace environment and/or policy change.

A menu of evidence-based, pre-established programs are available to implement through this grant:

  • Healthier Foods and Beverages at Meetings and Presentations
  • Healthier Vending & Snack Bars
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Workplace Physical Activity
  • Tobacco-Free Business
  • Workplace UV Protection
  • Cancer Screenings

The grant application is set to be released in February 2019. More details to come!

Primary Contact: Enid Weiss
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