Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (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: sspw_miniprog.

 

AODA Grant Timeline

  2014
September 30 Fiscal claims for FY 2013/2014 due in to DPI
  2015
April 17 AODA grant applications due in to DPI
June Notification of grant awards

 

AODA Biennial Report

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

 

Introducing the Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools Training & 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, therlitzke@cesa4.k12.wi.us.

The four regional staff and contact information:
Jackie Schoening: Central Region, (920)236-0515 or jschoening@cesa6.org (Covering CESAs 2, 3, 6)
Christine Kleiman: East Region, (920)465-2139 or ckleiman@cesa7.k12.wi.us (Covering CESAs 1, 7, 8)
Lynn Verage: North Region, (715)453-2141 or lverage@cesa9.org (Covering CESAs 5, 9, 12)
Carol Zabel: West Region, (715)720-2145 or czabel@cesa10.k12.wi.us (Covering CESAs 4, 10, 11)

 

Grant Information and Forms

2015 AODA Grant Writing Workshops
2014-15 AODA Grant Renewal Application
Budget Change Request Form (PI-1824)
State AODA Grants - 2014-15 AODA Program Interim Report Form (PI-7101)
2014-15 AODA End of Year (EOY) Report Form

 

AODA Assessment Tool & Resources

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

 

SSPW Team ATODA Consultants

The Student Services Prevention and Wellness Team has consultants who assist with state-funded AODA grants. The following is a list of the consultants, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers:

Consultant E-mail Address Phone Number
Randy Thiel randall.thiel@dpi.wi.gov (608)266-9677
Brenda Jennings brenda.jennings@dpi.wi.gov (608)266-7051

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