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Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Program

AODA Program

The Department of Public Instruction’s (DPI) Student Service/Prevention and Wellness (SSPW) Team is pleased to announce the 2023-25 Competition for State Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Program Grants.

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. 

These two-year grants (equal funding for each year 2023-24 and 2024-25) will allow public school districts in the state to apply in the following funding categories:

  • Districts with enrollment less than 3,000 for up to $15,000 per year
  • Districts with enrollment equal to or greater than 3,000 for up to $25,000 per year
  • Consortia for up to $25,000 per year with no member eligible for more than $4,000

All grants submitted to by 4:30 p.m. on April 21, 2023, will be reviewed.

  1.  Grant Application
  2.  2023-25 AODA Grant Guidance
  3.  2023-25 Grant Rubric
  4.  AODA Grant Writer’s Webinar (presentation slides)

2021-23 AODA Grant Information

Grant Resources and Forms

Join Our AODA Listserv

To receive information and updates on grants, workshops, conferences and other ATODA-related resources, contact to subscribe to the ATODA listserv.

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 Biennial Report

Every other year, the Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Team at DPI provides a biennial report based on funded activities. View the 2020-2022 Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Legislative Report.

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)
Alissa Darin: East Region, (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)

AODA Assessment Tool and Resources

For information/resources in planning and assessing your district's current comprehensive AODA program, click on the following links:

SSPW Team AODA Consultant

The Student Services/Prevention and Wellness Team consultant who assists with state-funded AODA grants is listed below in the contact information.


Emily Holder


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

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

For questions about this information, contact Emily Holder (608) 267-9170