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Funding Opportunities

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. This page is designed to provide easy access to funding opportunity announcements.

Funding Opportunities Currently Open for Applications

Community Capacity-Building Funding Opportunity

The South Dakota Department of Health is pleased to announce a community-based funding opportunity aimed at preventing, reducing or responding to substance abuse, overdose and suicide. The Community Capacity-Building Funding Opportunity is requesting proposals from communities interested in implementing the Communities That Care prevention system. This is a 2-year funding opportunity, with up to 4 communities eligible to receive up to $100,000 per year.

Eligibility: see application
RFA Release:
January 22, 2020
RFA Due Date: February 28, 2020
Project Period: 2 years
Anticipated Award Amount: up to $100,000 per community (up to 4)
Application Procedure: Download the application. Complete and submit to with the subject line “Community Capacity-Building Application” by 11:59 p.m. CST on February 28, 2020. Applications submitted after this deadline will be reviewed dependent on the availability of funds.

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

Grant Objective: Facility could utilize Target: BP, Check. Change. Control, or Million Hearts SMBP 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: September 20, 2019
RFA Due Date: Application review and award is ongoing until all funding has been awarded
Selection: An estimate of up to 6 facilities will be funded
Project Period: Project period lasts one calendar year, beginning one month after award
Anticipated Award Amount: $5,000 per facility (up to $30,000 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 HealthPOINT, the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network, 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, 5. policy and protocol development. Additional partners may be utilized as needed. All team members are available to awarded facilities as a resource for accepted grant activities at no charge to the awardee.

View the Full Instructions and Application

Cancer Program’s Implementation Grant Request for Applications (RFA)

The South Dakota Department of Health’s Cancer Programs are pleased to announce the release of the Implementation Grant Request for Applications (RFA). The programs are soliciting applications that support the 2015-2020 South Dakota Cancer Plan, focus on evidence-based intervention implementation, and promote cancer prevention, early detection, or 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: 5:00pm CT on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
Anticipated Award Amount: Applicants may request up to $20,000. It is anticipated that 3-4 applicants will be funded.
Project Period: January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020
Application Procedure: Applications are due via electronic submission to
Questions: Staff will be available to answer questions, review grant applications, and provide recommendations for revisions until 5:00pm on November 4, 2019.
View the Full Instructions and Application

Good & Healthy Community Grant

Grant Release: March 6, 2019
Submission Deadline:
 April 10, 2019 by 5 pm CT
Project Period: June 1, 2019 – May 31, 2021
Anticipated Award Amount: $5,000 minimum; $120,000 maximum

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 Application Documents:
Good & Healthy Community Grant Guidance
Good & Healthy Community Grant Catalyst Walk-through
Good & Healthy Community Grant Budget Worksheet – Year 1

New National Diabetes Prevention Program RFA

Eligibility: Organizations that do not currently have a CDC-recognized National DPP or have developed their DPP within the last 12 months of application.
RFA Release: March 21, 2019
RFA Due Date: April 26, 2019
Project Period: June 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020
Anticipated Award Amount: $15,000 per organization
For any questions or technical assistance contact Kayla Magee, SD DOH Diabetes Program Coordinator. Applications are due via electronic submission to Kayla Magee Friday, April 26th by 5 pm CST. ( or (605)773-2981).

The National Diabetes Prevention Program: The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) is a partnership of public and private organizations working together to build a nationwide delivery system for a lifestyle change program proven to prevent or delay onset of type 2 diabetes in adults with prediabetes. A key component of the National DPP is a structured, evidence-based, year-long lifestyle change program to prevent or delay onset of type 2 diabetes in adults with prediabetes or at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The National DPP lifestyle change program is founded on the science of the Diabetes Prevention Program research study, and subsequent translation studies, which showed that making realistic behavior changes helped people with prediabetes lose 5% to 7% of their body weight and reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% (71% for people over 60 years old). The program is group-based, facilitated by a trained lifestyle coach, and uses a CDC-approved curriculum. The curriculum supports regular interaction between the lifestyle coach and participants; builds peer support; and focuses on behavior modification through healthy eating, increasing physical activity, and managing stress. The program may be delivered in-person, online, via distance learning, or through a combination of these delivery modes.

“A Change for Life” Video: Click here to watch this video where experts and people with prediabetes talk about how type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by making lifestyle changes that include weight loss and increased physical activity. People with prediabetes discuss how group lifestyle change classes helped them learn and keep healthy habits.

To learn more about the National DPP click here.

To read the full RFA document click here.

Partner Funding Opportunities