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.

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
Primary Contact Email:

WorkWell Partnership Mini-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 Vending & Snack Bar Grant
  • Steps to Wellness Workplace Physical Activity Grant
  • Breastfeeding-Friendly Business Grant
  • And more!

The Grant application is tentatively set to be released March 2019. More details to come!

Primary Contact: Enid Weiss
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