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Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Program

AODA Program

The Department of Public Instruction's (DPI) AODA program, first authorized under Chapter 331, Laws of 1979, is designed to help local school districts utilize their staff and program resources to develop comprehensive AODA programs. The DPI provides assistance to school districts to develop comprehensive AODA programs which encompass both prevention and intervention services. Prevention programs are designed to help students avoid or minimize future problems related to alcohol and other drug use, while intervention programs are designed to help students who are already experiencing problems. Resources are provided to districts in four general categories: training, technical assistance, information dissemination, and grants. The discretionary grant program supports the development and expansion of district-wide comprehensive, kindergarten through grade 12, alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and early intervention programming as part of a coordinated school health program.

Student AODA Mini-Grant Program

The AODA Student Mini-Grant Program allows students to submit proposals/projects, with costs up to $1,000, each fall. For more information regarding Student AODA Mini-Grants go to the following link: AODA Mini-Grant.

AODA Grant Timeline

April 20
June 30

AODA Renewal Applications
End-Of-Year Report Due

AODA Program Grant Writer’s Workshop Webinar

A webinar was held on January 11 to inform grant writers about the requirements for the 2017-19 Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Program Grants. This webinar was recorded and will be archived for future viewing.
Recorded AODA Grant Writer’s Webinar
The PowerPoint from the webinar can be found here.

Grant Information and Forms

2018-19 Budget Change Request Form NOTE: The last day to submit an AODA Budget Change Request is June 14. Only changes of 10% or more per line item require Budget Change Requests.
2018-19 AODA Program Renewal Application
AODA Program Interim Report Form
AODA Grant End-Of-Year Report

AODA Biennial Report

Every other year, the Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Team at DPI provides a biennial report based on funded activities. This report can be accessed here.

The Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools Training and Technical Assistance Center

The Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools Training & Technical Assistance Center is a collaboration between the CESA Statewide Network and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction as a new state-wide delivery mechanism for alcohol, tobacco, other drug, violence, and bullying prevention training. The goal of the Safe & Healthy Schools Center is to provide professional learning opportunities for adults in person, online, and follow-up technical assistance. We will continue to build the capacity of Wisconsin schools to plan, implement, and evaluate the programs that most effectively prevent alcohol and other drug abuse and violent behaviors among youth in order to reduce barriers to learning.

The director is Tracy Herlitzke, CESA 4 in West Salem, (608)786-4838,

The four regional staff and contact information:
Jackie Schoening: Central Region, (920)236-0515 or (Covering CESAs 2, 3, 6)
Christine Kleiman: East Region, (920)617-5645 or (Covering CESAs 1, 7, 8)
Lynn Verage: North Region, (715)453-2141 or (Covering CESAs 5, 9, 12)
Carol Zabel: West Region, (715)720-2145 or (Covering CESAs 4, 10, 11)

SSPW Team ATODA Consultants

The Student Services/Prevention and Wellness Team consultants who assist with state-funded AODA grants are listed below in the contact information.


Brian Dean

Emily Holder


2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11

Phone Number



Feel free to contact the DPI staff with questions you may have.

For questions about this information, contact Brian Dean (608) 266-9677, Emily Holder (608) 267-9170