Funding Opportunities

The South Dakota Department of Health, Tobacco Control Program is pleased to announce the Tobacco Disparities Grant which is intended to promote long-term change aimed at reducing disparate tobacco use among the following priority populations: youth and young adults, American Indians, pregnant women, Medicaid clients, spit tobacco users, and the mental health and substance abuse populations. Maximum grant award is $25,000 with a minimum of $5,000. The deadline for application submission is March 1st, 2019. Application details are now available on the Disparities Grants website.

The Wellmark Foundation is offering two competitive Matching Assets to Community Health (MATCH) grant opportunities in 2019. The MATCH grants are designed to support larger projects that build on the assets unique to a community and address local health needs in Iowa and South Dakota. The term “matching grant” means an organization is required to raise some money to match the grant amount.

Large MATCH grants applications are available online and are due by 5 p.m. CST, Feb. 22, 2019.  Request for proposals are being accepted for the Large MATCH grant. This challenge grant is for a maximum of $100,000, and the project must be completed within two years.

Examples of sustainable projects include:
• Improving access to locally sourced foods — establishing or improving infrastructure of farmers’ markets and establishing or improving community gardens
• Supporting connections between local food systems and health — advancing efforts of food policy councils
• Improving nutrition in school settings — farm-to-school programs, healthy vending and lunchroom redesign to encourage consumption of healthy foods
• Advancing active transportation concepts — Safe Routes to School projects, walking school buses and adding bicycle parking
• Providing safe, accessible venues for physical activity in a community

The Small MATCH grant application will be available in April. This challenge grant is available for a maximum of $25,000, and the project must be completed in one year.

To view the MATCH Grant Request for Proposals and to view previous Wellmark Foundation MATCH grant recipients, visit Wellmark.com/Foundation.