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, wellness coalitions, and worksites.

Application Deadline: 5:00pm CT on Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Anticipated Award Amount: Applicants may request up to $20,000. It is anticipated that 3-4 applicants will be funded.

Project Period: June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019

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 March 13th, 2018.

View the Full RFA and ApplicationView the RFA Flyer

The South Dakota Department of Health’s Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program is pleased to announce the release of the Breast & Cervical Cancer Patient Navigation Request for Proposals (RFP). The program is seeking proposals from healthcare clinics and/or healthcare systems to provide breast and cervical cancer patient navigation services to uninsured and underinsured women aged 21-64.

Eligibility Criteria: Healthcare clinics or systems with the capacity to implement required interventions as outlined in the attached RFP. Priority will be given to healthcare clinics or systems who demonstrate a strong need for this intervention based on the population they serve.

Deadline: Proposals must be submitted by 5:00pm CST on Friday, January 26th, 2018.

Project Period: March 30, 2018 – May 31, 2019, with the opportunity to renew the contract annually for up to three (3) years through May 31, 2022.

Questions: Vendors may submit written or email inquiries concerning this RFP to obtain clarification of requirements. Inquiries must be sent to Sarah Quail by 5:00pm CST on December 15, 2017. Refer to Page 19 of the RFP for helpful guidance and a breakdown of each section of the RFP.

The South Dakota Department of Health is soliciting proposals for 10 grants of up to $2,000 each to start or enhance workplace wellness programming.  Businesses throughout South Dakota are eligible to apply for the funding.  This is an opportunity for your workplace to send a positive, supportive message and promote healthy lifestyles by preventing, reducing and managing chronic disease through workplace environment and/or policy change.  To download the application, visit  Applications are due on or before February 9, 2018.  If you have any questions, please contact Enid Weiss via email at 

CDC recently released the attached research funding opportunity focused on HPV vaccination titled, “Understanding and Addressing the Disparity in Vaccination Coverage Among U.S. Adolescents Living in Rural Versus Urban Areas”. Please share with any partners that may be interested in applying.

Purpose: The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to: 1) obtain a better understanding of the factors contributing to disparities in vaccination coverage observed between adolescents living in rural areas compared to adolescents living in urban areas within the United States for all recommended vaccines, with a special emphasis on human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine; and 2) implement and evaluate an intervention(s) to improve vaccination coverage among adolescents living in rural areas.

Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards: The estimated total funds available, including direct and indirect costs, for the entire three (3)-year project period is $1,050,000. The anticipated number of awards will be one (1).

Letter of Intent Due Date: 01/16/2018

Application Due Date: 02/13/2018

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