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.


Breastfeeding-Friendly Business Grant

Grant Application Release: August 1, 2019
Grant Due Date: August 30, 2019 at 5pm CST
Award Notice: September 2019
Grant Year Period: October 1 – December 31, 2019
Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $1,000 to 5-10 South Dakota worksites

The Breastfeeding-Friendly Business Grant supports the state and federal law by providing 5-10 businesses up to $1,000 to…

  • create a new lactation space,
  • improve an existing lactation space, or
  • come up with innovative, space-saving ideas to meet staff breastfeeding needs for employees primarily working outdoors and/or who frequently travel.

All types and sizes of South Dakota worksites are eligible to apply such as for-profit businesses, non-profit organizations, hospitals, clinics, childcare centers, schools, colleges, universities, technical schools, churches, public buildings, pools, parks, recreation centers, etc.

The grant also includes assistance from the SD Department of Health and SDSU Extension on creating a breastfeeding policy, use of the Employer Breastfeeding Accommodation Form, and resource sharing based on your needs and requests.

Questions? Contact Megan Hlavacek with SD Department of Health at Megan.Hlavacek@state.sd.us or Megan Erickson with SDSU Extension at Megan.Erickson@sdstate.edu.

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 eweiss@midconetwork.com


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 beth2022@pie.midco.net