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Communities That Care Funding Opportunity



The Communities That Care funding opportunity is a community-based prevention system proven to reduce youth health and behavior problems aimed at preventing, reducing or responding to risk factors like substance abuse, overdose and suicide. CTC helps local community groups develop community-specific prevention plans based on their unique levels of behavioral health problems and risk and protective factors. CTC’s 5-phase process provides communities with a step-by-step guide and tools to build a high functioning community prevention coalition, develop a community profile utilizing a community youth survey, create a community action plan for prevention work, and eventually implement and evaluate activities. For more information on CTC, please visit their website:

Grant Award

Anticipated Award Amount: $75,000 per calendar year per community

Number of Awards: Up to 10 communities will be funded

Important Dates

Grant Release: October 1, 2021
Application Deadline: NOW CLOSED
Tentative Notice of Award: December 3, 2021
Grant Funding Period: January 1, 2022 – December 2023 (2 years)
Final Reports Due: December 31, 2022 & December 31, 2023

Grant Application Information

Eligibility Criteria: Preference will be given to rural communities or those identified as one of the 13 high-risk counties in the South Dakota Vulnerability Assessment. These counties include: Brown, Charles Mix, Corson, Buffalo, Dewey, Hughes, Lyman, Minnehaha, Pennington, Roberts, Oglala Lakota, Todd and Yankton. All other communities are still encouraged to apply.

Application Procedure: Applications are due via electronic submission to

Primary Contact: Liz Marso

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