- New Funding Opportunity Coming Soon!
- Community Assessment Grants Request for Proposal
- Schools may be Eligible for a Share Your Breakfast™ Grant.

New Funding Opportunity Coming Soon!

The South Dakota Department of Health, Tobacco Control Program is pleased to announce that funding for the second year of the Community/School Partnership Grants will be available in early September.

The purpose of the Community/School Partnership grant program is to link school and community tobacco prevention and control efforts in order to achieve maximum impact. Partnership efforts should be led by both community and school representatives and should implement activities that impact both local school districts and the community-at-large. The application information will be posted on http://doh.sd.gov/tobacco/PartnershipGrants.aspx when it is available.

Community Assessment Grants Request for Proposal

The South Dakota Department of Health, Office of Health Promotion, Healthy South Dakota and Healthy Communities Programs are accepting applications from cities, towns, and communities for community assessment grants. The grant award money (up to $15,000) must be obligated/spent by March 20, 2012 and used specifically for community assessment and planning purposes toward policy and environmental change to promote better health and decrease chronic disease. Any funds remaining should be used toward implementation.

Having a community assessment completed not only enables implementation of healthy policy, but prepares communities for additional grant opportunities. The deadline for a completed proposal is Tuesday September 20, 2011.

The guidance and application is on the HealthySD website.

Schools may be Eligible for a Share Your Breakfast™ Grant.

To help schools increase student participation in the School Breakfast Program grants are being offered through Share Your Breakfast™ grants from Kellogg’s.

The grants range from $750-$1,000 and also include significant in-kind contributions from Action for Healthy Kids in the form of people, programs, and policy expertise. Schools will also be provided with management, expertise and support to develop alternative breakfast programs or start universal breakfast programs.

Grant award amounts will be based on building enrollment, project type, potential increases in participation, and a school’s ability to mobilize parents and students around school breakfast initiatives. All schools meeting stated requirements will be eligible for funding. However, priority selection will be given to schools with school populations greater than 500 students, average daily participation around 35%, and a free and reduced-meals percentage greater than 50%.

Interested schools are invited to attend a webinar to learn more about the 2011-12 Share Your Breakfast™ grants on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 4–5 p.m. ET

Register now, space is limited. Schools must get completed applications to Action for Healthy Kids by 5 p.m. ET, Friday, September 30, 2011. Click here for detailed information about how to submit your school’s application.

School districts that receive Share Your Breakfast™ grants will be notified Monday, October 17, 2011.
Funded schools will be notified of their awards on Monday, October 17, 2011.
Project activities must be completed between November 1, 2011 and December 1, 2012.
• Action Plan/Goals will be due Friday, December 16, 2011.
• Mid Project Report will be due Friday, June 8, 2012.
• Final Evaluation and Report will be due Friday, December 14, 2012.

(Share Your Breakfast™ is a registered trademark of Kellogg NA Co.)
Funding Opportunities
Sept. 2011