Funding Opportunity to Implement Sun Safety Interventions for Child Care Programs

The South Dakota Department of Health’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Program is pleased to announce the release of a funding opportunity to support up to ten child care programs in implementing a sun safety policy. A model sun safety policy was developed by the program to support child care programs in developing a sun safe environment to reduce the burden of skin cancer.

Eligibility: SD child care programs currently licensed or registered with the SD Department of Social Services are eligible to apply for funding. Child care programs include, but are not limited to, licensed day care centers, licensed day care homes, licensed after school care, and summer child care programs.

Award: Child care programs may request up to $500 per physical location, with up to ten applicants funded. Budget requests should be commensurate with the number of strategies proposed and total number of individuals impacted.

Application Deadline: No later than 5:00pm CT on Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Project Period: June 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019

Application Procedure: Applications are due via electronic submission to lexi.pugsley@state.sd.us.

Questions: Staff will be available to answer questions, review grant applications and provide recommendations for revisions until April 26th

View the Full Instructions and Application


Funding Opportunity to Implement Evidence-based Interventions to Support Cancer Survivorship

The South Dakota Department of Health’s Cancer Programs are pleased to announce the release of the Cancer Survivorship Implementation Grant Request for Applications (RFA). The programs are soliciting applications that support evidence-based activities to impact the quality of life for cancer survivors in South Dakota.

Eligibility: Cancer treatment centers located within the geographical borders of SD.

Award: Applicants may request up to $30,000. Budget requests should be commensurate with the number of interventions selected and total number of individuals impacted.

Application Deadline: No later than 5:00pm CT on Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Project Period: July 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020

Application Procedure: Applications are due via electronic submission to lexi.pugsley@state.sd.us.

Questions: Staff will be available to answer questions, review grant applications and provide recommendations for revisions until April 29th.

View the Instructions and Application


New Diabetes Prevention Programs

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

See Application for more information.

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” VideoClick 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.


Better Choices, Better Health SD Master Fellow 18-Month Opportunity

Every day, millions of people with chronic diseases struggle to manage their symptoms. The suite of Stanford University developed Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) programs, known locally as Better Choices, Better Health SD (BCBH), have been proven to help adults better manage their chronic conditions, improve their quality of life, and lower health care costs. BCBH workshops, offered in communities across the state, can give people with chronic diseases the tools they need to better manage their symptoms and get back to living a life they love.

We are excited to again seek Requests for Proposal (RFP) to partake in a exclusive Master Fellow opportunity for the BCBH program. This is an exceptional 18-month opportunity for an individual, a community, an organization, or a health-system to advance the BCBH program where they live, work, and play. Funding will be provided to attend the Self-Management Resource Center  Master Trainer Training in Palo Alto, CA ($6,000) as an opportunity to learn from the best in the field. After successfully completing Master Trainer training, you will serve as a champion and astute ambassador for the BCBH program using the approach and deliverables identified in your application to support the integration of BCBH programing within your organization’s delivery system or in your community to elevate chronic disease self-management as a resource with those that you serve.

Your application MUST include a minimum of one of the priority tracts listed below. You may incorporate several ideas into your approach, including an option not listed here that aligns with one of the tracts included here:

  • Reaching those impacted by the opioid epidemic with the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP) (Proposals/approaches including implementation of CPSMP workshops to impact / prevent / reduce opioid misuse and abuse will be given priority consideration)
  • Bringing Spanish-language self-management programs to SD
  • Innovative and promising practices in virtual delivery
  • Reaching SD Farmers & Ranchers
  • Offering BCBH as transition and/or re-entry service
  • Managed Care Populations/Health Homes

***If applying as a community, community member or organization, or non-profit volunteer, you may apply for up to $4000.00 in additional funds to be used specifically for implementation of your approach.

Applications are due April 23, 2019.

There is a Technical Assistance call on April 4 at 10 am CDT (calendar invite attached). Submit questions by April 3rd to betterchoices.betterhealth@sdstate.edu and place “Master Fellow TA Question” in the subject line.

To access the application materials CLICK HERE.


Tobacco Community/School Partnership Grant

The South Dakota Tobacco Control Program is pleased to announce that the Community/School Partnership grant application is now open. The Community/School Partnership Grant links school and community tobacco prevention and control efforts to achieve maximum impact.

Please visit: https://doh.sd.gov/prevention/tobacco/partnershipgrants.aspx for more information on how to apply. Maximum grant funding is $25,000. Grant applications must be submitted and finalized within Catalyst120 by 5:00 pm CST on April 24, 2019. Late applications will not be considered.