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.

Good & Healthy Community Grant

The Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (OCDPHP) within the SD Department of Health (SD DOH) is committed to helping communities in South Dakota implement evidence-based chronic disease prevention and health promotion strategies to improve where they live, work, learn and play. The Good & Healthy Community Grant is designed to support local community and organization-based efforts, foster collaboration among organizations, and support the mission of the SD DOH, which is to promote, protect and improve the health of every South Dakotan.

A community health needs assessment (CHNA) is required of all applicants. Please reference the Grant Guidance document below for detailed information on CHNA and other application requirements.

Grant Release: February 1, 2021 
Submission Deadline:
March 17, 2021 by 5:00 pm CT
Project Period:
 June 1, 2021 – May 31, 2023
Anticipated Award Amount: 
$5,000 minimum; $125,000 maximum
Grant Application Files:
Good & Healthy Community Grant Guidance
Good & Healthy Community Grant Catalyst Walk-through
Good & Healthy Community Grant Budget Worksheet – Year 1

Tobacco Disparities Grant

The Disparities Grant is to promote health equity by incorporating a long-term change aimed at reducing disparate tobacco use among the following SD TCP priority populations: youth and young adults, American Indians, pregnant and postpartum women, people of low socioeconomic status (SES), and people with behavioral health conditions. You may find all of the information for the 2021-2022 Tobacco Disparities Grant at:  The 2021-2022 SD TCP Disparities Grant application release date is Friday, January 29, 2021. Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted and finalized in Catalyst no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on March 26, 2021.

Grant Release: January 29, 2021
Application Deadline: March 26, 2021, 5:00 p.m. CST
Tentative Notice of Award: April 23, 2021
Grant Awards Accepted by: May 21, 2021, 5:00 p.m. CST in Catalyst
Grant Funding Period
: June 1, 2021 – May 31, 2022
Final Reports Due: May 31, 2022

Active Transportation Assessment Collaboration

Grant Objective:  The Active Transportation Assessment Collaboration opportunity provides 1-2 South Dakota communities with technical assistance on conducting active transportation assessments and recommendations for improving the built environment to increase walkability and active transportation. This is a no-cost technical assistance opportunity, in collaboration with SDSU Landscape Architect Students under the direction of Professor Donald Burger. No funds are awarded to selected communities.

Grant Application Release: January 4th, 2021
Grant Due Date:
February 5th, 2021 (Application now closed)
Grant Project Period:
March – May 2021
Grant Application Files:

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.  Applicants are highly encouraged to consider the specific walkability needs and challenges of priority populations when completing the applications.

Questions? Contact Beth Davis, SDDOH Physical Activity Consultant, at or (605) 280-2429.

Implementing and Expanding Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring in South Dakota

Grant Objective: Healthcare facilities can utilize Target: BP, Check. Change. Control, Million Hearts SMBP, or American Medical Association/John Hopkins Blood Pressure Control programs and guidance to:

  • implement a self-measured blood pressure monitoring (SMBP) program within their practice,
  • add additional patients to current SMBP program,
  • or expand to additional providers or sites.*

RFA Release: January 1, 2021 

RFA Due Date: Application review and award is ongoing until all funding has been awarded

Selection: An estimated minimum of 3 facilities will be funded

Project Period: Project period lasts one calendar year, beginning one month after award

Anticipated Award Amount: $20,000 per facility (up to $60,000 total)

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

Primary Contact Email:

Application Procedure: Applications are due via electronic submission to

*All awarded initiatives would be developed and implemented with assistance from the 1815 team. 1815 team consists of experts from DSU – CAHIT and SD Department of Health who have extensive knowledge and experience related to 1. electronic health records, 2. data, workflow, process analysis, 3. strategic plan development and implementation, 4. PDSA cycles, and 5. policy and protocol development. Additional partners may be utilized as needed. All team members are available to awarded facilities/organizations as a resource for accepted grant activities at no charge to the awardee.

View the Full Instructions and Application

WorkWell Grant

Grant Release: February 1, 2021
Grant Deadline: On or before March 5, 2021 by 5:00 pm CT
Grant Year Period: June 1, 2021 – May 31, 2022
Grant Selection: April 2021
Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $2,000 per worksite
Grant Application Files: Word | PDF

The South Dakota Department of Health is excited to release the 2021-2022 WorkWell Grant. All South Dakota businesses are eligible to apply! 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. 

Eligibility Criteria: A menu of nutrition, physical activity, tobacco-cessation, and heart disease and stroke prevention interventions are listed in the application.

  • Healthier Foods and Beverages at Meetings and Presentations
  • Healthier Vending & Snack Bar
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Workplace Physical Activity
  • Tobacco-Free Business
  • Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention

Funding must be used to implement one or more interventions from this menu. Eligible projects will be awarded up to $2,000. Worksites starting a wellness program or expanding a current program are eligible to apply. 

Primary Contact: Enid Weiss, Worksite Wellness Coordinator
Primary Contact Email: 

Breastfeeding-Friendly Business Grant

Grant Application Release: August 2019
Grant Due Date: NOW CLOSED
Grant Year Period: October 1 – February 28, 2020
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 or Megan Erickson with SDSU Extension at

Sun Safety for Child Care Programs Funding Opportunity

Eligibility: SD child care programs currently licensed or registered with the SD Department of Social Services are eligible to apply for funding. Child care programs include, but are not limited to, licensed day care centers, licensed day care homes, licensed after school care, and summer child care programs.

Award: Child care programs may request up to $500 per physical location, with up to ten applicants funded. Budget requests should be commensurate with the number of strategies proposed and total number of individuals impacted.

Application Deadline: No later than 5:00 p.m. CT on Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Project Period: May 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021
Application Procedure: Applications are due via electronic submission to


Staff will be available to answer questions, review grant applications and provide recommendations for revisions until March 26.

View the Full Instructions and Application

Funding Available to Implement Cancer Prevention and Control Efforts

The South Dakota Department of Health’s Cancer Programs are seeking applications that support the South Dakota Cancer Plan, focus on evidence-based intervention implementation, and promote equitable and accessible cancer prevention, early detection, and cancer survivorship efforts in South Dakota.

Eligibility Criteria: 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.

Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. CT on Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Anticipated Award Amount: Applicants may request up to $25,000.
Project Period: July 1, 2021 – June 29, 2022
Application Procedure: Applications are due via electronic submission to

Application Assistance: Staff are available to support potential applicants throughout the application period. Staff can answer questions, brainstorm project ideas, review draft applications, and more. Click here to request assistance.

View the Full Instructions and Application