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.

WorkWell Grant

Grant Release: February 2020
Grant Year Period: June 2020 – May 2021
Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $2,000 per worksite
Application Procedure: Application document will be added closer to the grant release date.

This is an opportunity for your worksite to send a positive, supportive message and promote healthy lifestyles by preventing, reducing, and managing chronic disease through worksite environment and policy change.

Any workplace starting a wellness program or expanding a current program is eligible. Interventions should be designed to create environmental and policy changes or provide opportunities not already offered to employees related to preventing, reducing, and managing chronic disease. Funding should be used to focus on one or more interventions and create sustainability.

Questions? Contact Enid Weiss, Worksite Wellness Coordinator, at

Active Transportation Assessment Collaboration

Grant Release: November 2019
Grant Year Period: January 2020 – April 2020
Anticipated Award Amount: Technical assistance and collaboration with SDSU City Planning Students under the direction of Professor Donald Burger. No funds are awarded.
Application Procedure: Application document will be added closer to the grant release date.

The Active Transportation Assessment Collaboration 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. No funds are awarded to the communities.

Eligibility 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 students typically complete the assessments during the Spring semester (January) and present the results/recommendations to the community in April.

Questions? Contact Beth Davis, Physical Activity Coordinator at