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

Technical Assistance provided by SDSU City Planning Students for 1-2 communities per year. No funds are awarded to the communities.

RFP Release: 2018 Dates TBD
RFP Due Date: 2018 Dates TBD
Selection: 2018 Dates TBD
Project Period: 2018 Dates 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 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:

Cancer Programs Implementation Grant – OPEN NOW!

Grant Release: September 4, 2018
Grant Deadline: November 1, 2018 at 5:00 pm CT
Grant Period: January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019
Anticipated Award Amount: Applicants may request up to $20,000. It is anticipated that 3-4 applicants will be funded.
Application Procedure: Applications are due via electronic submission to Download the full instructions and application.

The South Dakota Department of Health’s Cancer Programs are pleased to announce the release of the Implementation Grant Request for Applications (RFA). The programs are soliciting applications that support the 2015-2020 South Dakota Cancer Plan, focus on evidence-based intervention implementation, and promote cancer prevention, early detection, or cancer survivorship efforts in South Dakota.

Eligible applicants include organizations that have the capacity to implement the required interventions. Eligibility includes, but is not limited to, federally qualified healthcare centers, health plans, healthcare clinics, healthcare systems, cancer treatment centers, healthcare professional organizations, Indian Health Service, non-profits, quality improvement organizations, school-based healthcare clinics, tribal health centers, universities, coalitions, and worksites.

Prevention and Management of Heart Disease Grant OPEN NOW!

The South Dakota Department of Health’s Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion is pleased to announce the release of the Implementing Interventions to Improve the Health of South Dakotans through Prevention and Management of Heart Disease application. The Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s efforts are based on those best practices shown to be successful and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Grant objectives: Activities must align with at least one of the following objectives (up to four objectives may be selected):

  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

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: October 9, 2018
RFA Due Date: November 16, 2018
Selection: week of December 3rd (tentative)
Project Period: January 1, 2019-December 31, 2019

Anticipated Award Amount: Applicants may request up to $5,000 per objective (up to $20,000 may be awarded if all four objectives are selected). Up to 16 applicants will be funded.

Primary Contact: Rachel Sehr, Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Coordinator
Primary Contact Email:

Application Procedure: Applications are due via electronic submission to

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 2018. More details to come!

Primary Contact: Enid Weiss
Primary Contact Email: