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Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities for Fall 2022

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The Student Services/Prevention and Wellness Team provides for resourceful funding opportunities. Listed below are grants currently available. For specific information on grant timeline, eligibility, contacts, and other requirements, please visit each grant webpage below.

Peer-to-Peer Suicide Prevention Grant

The Department of Public Instruction’s Student Services/Prevention and Wellness Team is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Peer-to-Peer Suicide Prevention Grant Competition. With a focus on training Wisconsin students to recognize the signs of suicide shown by fellow students, peer-to-peer programs use messages of hope, health, and strength to develop peer leaders and resources for students who may be struggling. Any school at which pupils attend high school grades is eligible for this grant. Recipients of a grant under this program may use the grant funds to support an existing peer-to-peer suicide prevention program or implement a new peer-to-peer suicide prevention program. The amount of each individual grant award may not exceed $1,000.

The Peer-to-Peer Suicide Prevention Grants are due to DPI electronically on Friday, October 7, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.

For more information, please visit the Peer-to-Peer Suicide Prevention Grant webpage.

AODA Student Mini-Grant

The Department of Public Instruction’s Student Services/Prevention and Wellness Team is pleased to announce the 34th Annual Student Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Mini-Grant competition. Student mini-grants fund prevention and wellness projects targeting AODA and other youth risk behaviors (use of commercial tobacco and vaping, violence, bullying, suicide, alcohol traffic safety, and sexual risk behaviors) developed by students for students. Each funded project may be awarded up to $1,000.

Mini-Grant applications are due to DPI electronically by 4:30 p.m. on October 21, 2022.

The application and additional information can be found on the Student AODA Mini-Grant Program webpage.

2022-23 Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant Application

The 2022-23 Student Support and Academic Enrichment grant (Title IV, Part A) application is now available in WISEgrants. A Title IV-A Start Guide for Local Educational Agencies is available to assist with the completion of the application, which is due September 15, 2022. A Title IV, Part A waiver request was approved by the U.S. Department of Education, which extends the period of availability of 2020-21 funds until September 30, 2023.

ESSER III Out-of-School Time Grant Opportunity

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) 21 and Wisconsin State Motion 57 have authorized two funding streams to support Out-ot-School Time (OST) programs. This is a competitive grant process for the development and implementation of evidence-based OST programs to address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on students. Out-of-School Time (afterschool) programs must address academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs of identified students.

To learn more about this opportunity:

Grant materials are posted on the ESSER III Out-of-School Time Grant webpage.

For more information, email ESSER3ost@dpi.wi.gov.

For other grant opportunities from DPI, visit the Competitive Grant Inventory webpage