- Healthy Living Innovation Awards
- Rural and Community Access to Emergency Devices Program
- Grants Available to Fund After-School Programs
- The Wellmark Foundation is offering two grant funding cycles in 2011

Healthy Living Innovation Awards

The Department of Health and Human Services recently announced an upcoming opportunity for communities, employers, schools, health care delivery organizations, non-profit organizations, and local and state government agencies to gain recognition for their innovative health promotion efforts. To accept nominations for the Healthy Living Innovation Awards, click here.

Rural and Community Access to Emergency Devices Program

The Rural Automated External Defibrillator grant program is for regional access to automated external defibrillator not just for one or two units. Areas are encouraged to collaborate with all the adjoining rural areas to purchase, train the public and Emergency Medical Systems providers and place AEDs in all places where the public gather such as schools, parks, large stores, churches, courthouses, jails, etc. This program is provided by the Health Resources and Services Administration. Applications are due February 28, 2011.

To apply go to www.grants.gov and search for Funding Opportunity Announcement HRSA-11-088.

Grants Available to Fund After-School Programs

Applications for the next round of 21st Century Community Learning Center grants in South Dakota are now available online. The centers provide students with academic enrichment opportunities and activities designed to complement the students’ regular school instruction.

Grant awards range from $50,000 to $150,000 a year; the life of the grants is five years. While funds are often awarded to schools, other organizations may also apply. The grants must specifically support programs offered outside of school hours.

Grant applications must be submitted to the South Dakota Department of Education by Feb. 18, 2011.

Click here for more information about the funding opportunity, including a grant application form, webinar schedule and registration, or contact Jill Cotton at (605) 773-4693.

The Wellmark Foundation Offering Two Grant Funding Cycles in 2011

The Wellmark Foundation is offering two grant funding cycles in 2011. Both grant cycles will invite and support projects across Iowa and South Dakota in the areas of childhood obesity prevention and community-based wellness and prevention.

The initial Healthy Communities Grant Program Request for Proposals will seek to support smaller projects (under $25,000 per grant) and will have a deadline of April 12, 2011. The second will support larger initiatives (up to $150,000 per grant) with a deadline of August 2, 2011.

Each cycle will again utilize a "Letter of Interest" as the initial application step. Guidance on each application process and the required elements of the Letter of Interest is outlined in the attached RFP documents.

An optional toll-free teleconference call will be offered from 10-11:30 a.m. on February 23, 2011 to more fully discuss both funding opportunities for 2011 and allow for applicants to ask questions related to each funding stream. Specific teleconference call-in numbers are offered below (no pre-registration required):

Teleconference Call-in Number: 888-673-9809
Participant Pass Code: 5871837

Go to www.wellmark.com/foundation for additional application materials.
Funding Opportunities
February 2011