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Student AODA Mini-Grant Program


Comprehensive school health programs require youth involvement to create environments conducive to healthy, resilient, and successful learners. As part of the Department of Public Instruction’s efforts to encourage youth initiatives, we are offering the Student AODA Mini-Grant Program for the 33rd year, the 2021-22 school year. Funds will be available on a competitive basis for schools throughout the state to support education, prevention, and intervention programs designed by the students, targeting alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) and other youth risk behaviors such as tobacco, traffic safety, violence, suicide, etc. In addition, a major funding priority of the mini-grant program is the involvement of youth in the planning and implementation of the project. Consideration will be given based on the educational value of the project and statewide geographic distribution of funds. The amount of each individual mini-grant award may not exceed $1,000.

2021-22 Mini-Grant Calendar

October 15, 2021

Mini-grant applications due to DPI

June 1, 2022

End-Of-Year Report Due

Budget Change Request Forms Due

June 30, 2022

Fiscal Report Due

Student Mini-Grant Forms and Resources


Examples of mini-grants:
Elementary example
Secondary example

Ideas for virtual projects may include:
  • Zoom or other platform online groups
  • Virtual Health Fairs
  • Online Bullying Reporting systems and responses
  • Virtual presentations by student groups to peers or parents
For questions about this information, contact Brian Dean (608) 266-9677, Emily Holder (608) 267-9170