Health Improvement Innovation Request for Applications

The South Dakota Department of Health is pleased to announce the Health Improvement Innovation Request for Applications. This funding opportunity is intended to support strategies that have a deliberate focus on health improvement and include supportive activities to address barriers or unintended outcomes underserved populations may face. Successful applicants will be awarded up to $25,000. Applications will be accepted and awarded on a rolling basis.

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Community Health Worker Funding

Request for Applications (RFA) for CHW programs are available on a rolling application basis for up to $50,000 per state fiscal year (June – May). All sites and/or organizations that receive funding will be required to hire a CHW and/or cross-train a current professional to be a Certificate-Level CHW.

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NEW Breastfeeding Friendly Business Grant: The purpose of the Breastfeeding Friendly Business Grant is to have the business pledge their support for breastfeeding customers and employees as well as create a comfortable space for expressing milk. The Breastfeeding-Friendly Business Grant supports the state and federal law by providing 10 South Dakota worksites up to $2,000 to…

  • create a new lactation space,
  • improve an existing space, and/or
  • come up with innovative, space-saving ideas to meet staff breastfeeding needs for employees primarily working outdoors and/or who frequently travel.

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