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

Active Transportation Assessment Collaboration – NOW OPEN!

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

RFP Release: November 6, 2017  WordPDF
RFP Due Date: December 4, 2017 @ 5:00pm CST
Selection: December 15, 2017
Project Period: January – April 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 April.

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

Community Walk Audit Grants

Grant Funds Awarded: $3,000-$5,000 per community
# of grants to be awarded: Up to 5 per year
Grant/RFP Release: January 2018
Grant Selection: February 2018
Grant Year Period: May 2018-April 2019

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 –
CLOSED as of AUG 21, 2017

Grant Funds Awarded: TBD
# of grants to be awarded: TBD
Grant/RFP Release: 2018 dates TBD
Grant Due Date: 2018 dates TBD
Grant Selection: 2018 dates TBD
Grant Year Period: 2018 dates 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

 

Healthy Eating

Healthier Vending & Snack Bar Policy Grant –
CLOSED as of AUG 21, 2017

Grant Funds Awarded: TBD
# of grants to be awarded: TBD
Grant/RFP Release: 2018 dates TBD
Grant Due Date: 2018 dates TBD
Grant Selection: 2018 dates TBD
Grant Year Period: 2018 dates TBD

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.

 

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 2018
Grant Submission Deadline: February 2018
Grant Year Period: May 2018 – April 2019

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