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.

Physical Activity

Community Walk Audit Grants

Grant Funds Awarded: Up to $5000 per community
# of grants to be awarded: Up to 3 per year
Grant/RFP Release: TBD*
Grant Selection: TBD*
Grant Year Period: TBD*
*Communities interested in the Walk Audit Grant should contact Beth Davis for more information.

Criteria:
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:
Walk Audits are an easy, doable assessment that communities can utilize as a community education and advocacy tool that can spark both short and long term policy planning efforts, and position communities for future larger grant opportunities to enhance the built environment and launch complete streets policy efforts.

Primary Contact: Beth Davis, Physical Activity Coordinator
Primary Contact Email: beth2022@pie.midco.net

Steps to Wellness Workplace Physical Activity Grant

Grant Funds Awarded: Up to $2,000 per worksite
# of grants to be awarded: Up to 10
Grant/RFP Release: TBD
Grant Selection: TBD
Grant Year Period: TBD

Criteria:
All SD worksites are eligible to apply for funding. Activities should be designed to create environmental and policy changes or provide opportunities not already offered to employees related to physical activity. Funding should be used to enhance sustainable physical activity policy change within the workplace.

Additional Notes/Info:
Funding will be awarded for projects that strategically address environment and policy change related to preventing, reducing and managing chronic disease through promotion of physical activity. (Health-related policies are formal or informal written statements that are designed to protect or promote employee health. Environmental change refers to the physical factors at and near the workplace that help protect and enhance employee physical activity.)

Primary Contact: Nikki Prosch, Health and Physical Activity Field Specialist
Primary Contact Email: Nikki.prosch@sdstate.edu

Active Transportation Assessment Collaboration

Grant Funds Awarded: Technical Assistance provided – no funds awarded to community
# of grants to be awarded: 1-2 communities per year
Grant/RFP Release: November 2017
Grant Selection: December 2017
Grant Year Period: January – May 2018

Criteria:
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 May.

Primary Contact: Beth Davis, Physical Activity Coordinator
Primary Contact Email: beth2022@pie.midco.net

Healthy Eating

Healthier Vending & Snack Bar Policy Grant

Grant Funds Awarded: Up to $1,000 per worksite
# of grants to be awarded: Up to 10 worksites
Grant/RFP Release: August 1, 2017
Grant Due Date: August 21, 2017 at 5:00pm CST
Grant Selection: August 31, 2017
Grant Year Period: September 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

Criteria:
All types and sizes of worksites are encouraged to apply including, but not limited to for-profit and non-profit businesses, hotels, hospitals, childcare settings, schools, and colleges/universities.

Additional Notes/Info:
Elementary and secondary schools are encouraged to apply as the South Dakota Healthier Vending & Snack Bar Standards can be implemented in addition to federally required Smart Snack Standards. Businesses that have received Healthier Vending & Snack Bar grant funds in previous years are eligible to apply again if efforts will focus on a different business location or branch in South Dakota.

Primary Contact: Megan Hlavacek, Healthy Foods Coordinator
Primary Contact Email: Megan.Hlavacek@state.sd.us

Health & Wellness

Good & Healthy South Dakota

The Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion offers a variety of funding opportunities to assist organizations working to reduce the burden of chronic disease in SD throughout the year. In addition our partners also offer opportunities for funding. Visit the Good and Healthy Funding Opportunities for a complete list of available Health and Wellness related funding opportunities.

 

Worksite UV Protection Policy for Outdoor Workers – CLOSED

The South Dakota Department of Health’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Program in collaboration with the WorkWell Partnership is pleased to announce the Request for Application (RFA), Worksite UV Protection Policy for Outdoor Workers has been extended for application. The project aims to assist worksites interested in implementing a worksite UV protection policy to reduce the burden of skin cancer. Research shows that creating a worksite environment that supports UV protection provides many benefits to both employees and employers.

Anticipated Award Amount: Eligible projects will be awarded up to $2,000. It is estimated up to 3 applicants will be funded.
Application Release: January 3, 2017
Application Submission Deadline: No later than 5:00 pm CST on March 10, 2017 – NOW CLOSED
Grant Year Period: April 1, 2017 – September 30, 2017

Criteria: All SD worksites whose employee base includes outdoor workers are eligible to apply for funding. Examples of worksites with outdoor workers include but are not limited to parks and recreation, public works, city departments, construction and transportation.

Additional Notes/Info: Funding will be awarded for projects that strategically address policy, system and environment change related to the promotion of UV protection practices. Worksites are required to develop a Worksite UV Protection Policy and implement sun safety strategies that support the policy.

Applications are due via electronic submission to lexi.pugsley@state.sd.us. Staff will be available to answer questions, review grant applications and provide recommendations for revisions until 5:00pm on March 9, 2017.

Primary Contact: Sandra Melstad
Primary Contact Email: slmelstad.consulting@gmail.com

 

WorkWell Partnership Mini-Grant – CLOSED

The South Dakota Department of Health is soliciting proposals for the 2017 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.

Grant Funds Awarded: Up to $2,000 per worksite
# of grants to be awarded: 10 worksites
Grant/RFP Release: January 9, 2017
Grant Submission Deadline: February 8, 2017 – NOW CLOSED
Grant Year Period: May 2017 – April 2018

Primary Contact: Enid Weiss
Primary Contact Email: eweiss@midconetwork.com