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Communities That Care Funding Opportunity

Provided By: South Dakota Department of Health Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion



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.

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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.

Important Dates

  • Application Opened: October 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline: October 29, 2021
  • Extended Application Deadline: Open for applications until 10 communities have been selected
  • Tentative Notice of Award: December 3, 2021
  • Project Period: January 1, 2022 – December 2023 (2 years)
  • Final Reports Due: December 31, 2022 & December 31, 2023

Important Details

  • Selection: Up to 10 communities will be funded
  • Anticipated Award Amount: $75,000 per calendar year per community