The South Dakota Department of Health recently announced the availability of funding for community walk audits. This funding ($3,000 – $5,000) can be used by South Dakota communities to launch healthy community design efforts to improve walkability. By assessing the built environment through walk audits – easy, doable assessments – communities can position themselves for short-term walkability enhancements and future long-term policy work.
Priority selection will be given to small, rural communities or those larger communities who identify a particular neighborhood or sector with greatest need for improvement of walkable areas for those underserved residents. Applications are due Feb. 28 and can be found on HealthySD.gov under the Physical Activity tab.