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Student AODA Mini-Grant Program

Grants to Wisconsin K-12 Students for Programs to
Address Substance Abuse and Other Youth Risk Behaviors

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Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI)

Deadline Date:

10/11/19 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $1,000 to Wisconsin groups of K-12 public school students for student-led education, intervention, and prevention programs designed to address youth risk behaviors. Funding is intended to support programs that target drug and alcohol abuse, tobacco use, violence, alcohol traffic safety, suicide, bullying, and sexual risk behaviors.

Student AODA Mini-Grants fund prevention and wellness projects developed by students for students. Consideration will be given based on the educational value of the project and statewide geographic distribution of funds. 

Project Ideas include:

Peer helper or educator programs, wellness fairs, prevention plays, and awareness campaigns that focus on prevention for students, parents, and community members are suitable activities. The development of SADD chapters and other student leadership groups or activities that can help prevent alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse, or traffic safety may be an appropriate use of the funds. For potential student groups and additional suggested topics and delivery formats, see

Projects must be developed by student groups, clubs, or classes. Reviewers will bear in mind that elementary students will need more advisor guidance than those at the high school level.

Funding Priorities:

  •  Projects that have youth leadership in the planning, writing, and implementation of the grant.
  •  Projects where students target AODA issues, or related youth risks such as: AIDS/HIV, suicide, tobacco use, traffic safety, opiate pain management, violence, or teen pregnancy.
  •  Projects that exhibit a high degree of educational value that extends beyond the cycle of funding.
  •  Youth leadership groups focusing on advocating against tobacco with FACTivisms or FACT (Fight Against Corporate Tobacco) activities. (See more information below, Peer Educator section.)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 137068

Estimated Size of Grant:

The amount of each individual mini-grant award may not exceed $1,000.

Speakers/consultants have a maximum daily rate of $800.

Term of Contract:

June 8, 2020: Completion of projects and End-Of-Year (EOY) reports submitted to DPI.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any group of students from a Wisconsin public school, grades K-12, can apply.

Students in a private school may collaborate with a public school, but may not apply directly for a student mini-grant.

Low priority is given to the following activities: Single events, food, prizes, and trinkets. Purchase of capital objects is prohibited. No more than 20% of the total requested amount can be spent on incentive items. (Incentives include: Trinkets, food, t-shirts/clothing, water bottles, etc. as a reward.)

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due to DPI electronically by 11:59 p.m. on October 11, 2019.


- August 16, 2019: Application materials for the AODA Student Mini-Grants are made available on the DPI’s AODA website.
- October 11, 2019: AODA Student Mini-Grant application(s) due to DPI electronically.
- November 21, 2019: Mini-grant funding notifications delivered to applicants.
- June 8, 2020: Completion of projects and End-Of-Year (EOY) reports submitted to DPI.
- June 30, 2020: End of fiscal year. Final claim submitted to DPI.

Each student group, club, or class may submit only one project, although more than one project may be submitted per school district/school building.

Budgets must provide a 20% match.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email the completed application form to:

For questions, please contact:

- Emily Holder, AODA Consultant, at: 608-267-9170 or
- Brian Dean, AODA Consultant, at: 608-266-9677 or
- Polly Tubbs, Grants Specialist, at: 608-266-3459 or

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
AODA, School and Traffic Safety
125 S. Webster St.
Madison, WI
(608) 266-3390 (800) 441-4563

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