2019-2020 South Dakota Tobacco Control Program Disparities Grant Application Now Open

The South Dakota Department of Health, Tobacco Control Program is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for disparities-based tobacco prevention and control activities. Maximum grant award is $25,000 with a minimum of $5,000.

The Tobacco Disparities Grant 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.

Application details are now available on the Disparities Grants website: http://doh.sd.gov/prevention/tobacco/disparitiesgrants.aspx. If you are interested in applying, please visit the website to view the grant guidance documents and other information to help you complete your grant application. The deadline for application submission is March 1st, 2019.

The Wellmark Foundation Announces 2019 Grant Cycle: Two Matching Assets to Community Health Grants Available

DES MOINES, IA (Dec. 20, 2018) — 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.

“The Wellmark Foundation’s goal is to be a catalyst in bringing groups together to positively impact health within a community,” said Becky Wampler, The Wellmark Foundation executive director. “Our funding focuses on sustainable initiatives — projects that continue after our grant funding ends — targeting access to and consumption of nutritious foods and creating safe and healthy environments in which to be active.”

Large MATCH grants

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. The grant must be matched dollar-for-dollar with cash or in-kind contributions. At least one-half of the matching support must be cash.

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 Large MATCH grant applications are available online and are due by 5 p.m. CST, Feb. 22, 2019.

Small MATCH grants

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. The grant must be matched at 50 percent with cash or in-kind contributions. At least one-half of the matching support must be cash.

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

Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Community Grants 2019 Cycle Now Open

The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Community Grants Program funds vital community-level projects in cancer prevention and early detection across the United States. Applicants must demonstrate the potential of their programs to make a positive impact, with special consideration given to those making a difference in underserved communities.

Apply today for the 2019 community grants cycle. The Foundation expects to fund up to 10 one-year awards for $25,000 each. Review the guidelines and submission instructions.

Application deadline: March 25, 2019, 5:00pm ET. Proposals must be submitted online.

If you have questions, contact Erica Childs Warner at erica.childswarner@preventcancer.org.