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
|February 26||AODA Workshop Liberty Hall, Kimberly|
|February 27||AODA Grant Writer’s Workshop Avalon Conference Center in Chippewa Falls|
|February 28||CESA 12 Offices in Ashland|
|March 6||AODA Workshop Wilderness Resort, WI Dells|
|March 7||AODA Workshop Olympia Resort, Oconomowoc|
|April 19||AODA Grants Due to DPI|
|June 3||Mail Notification Letters|
|July 1||Mail Grant Awards|
Workshops will begin with registration at 8:30 and end at 1:30 p.m., with the last hour devoted to individual questions and technical assistance. Morning refreshments and lunch will be included. Learn about other tobacco products (OTP) for example snus, dissolvables, and little cigars. The mini-workshop will include what you can do to get involved and be prepared for them in schools.
There is a $25 fee to cover meals and materials. Registration is available at: http://www.regonline.com/2013aodagrantwritersworkshops_1154738
Virtual Workshop via Blackboard on March 12 from 1pm to 2:30pm.
Registration is not required; however, Blackboard compatibility is. If you are planning on participating in the virtual workshop, please go to the computer you intend to use and click the following link. It will tell you if your computer is Blackboard compatible.
To join the Virtual Workshop, please click the following link on March 12th at 1pm: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2012293&password=M.07CE4EAFC9C9CDF373DBF9B6292CE9
It will ask you for a login. This just means your name, or district if multiple people are sharing the same machine.
Call-in information is as follows:
Conference Number: 1-877-820-7831
Participant Passcode: 169171
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.
The four regional staff and contact information:
Jackie Schoening: CESA 6 in Oshkosh at (920)236-0515 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Kleiman: CESA 7 in Green Bay at (920)465-2139 or email@example.com
Lynn Verage: CESA 9 in Tomahawk at (715)453-2141 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Zabel: CESA 10 in Chippewa Falls at (715)720-2145 or email@example.com
Grant Information and Forms
- Competitive Grant Application
- 2013-14 AODA Grant Program Guidance Document
- Budget Change Request Form (PI-1824)
- State AODA Grants - AODA Program Interim Report Form (PI-7101)
- State 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:
- AODA Assessment Tool Introduction
- AODA Assessment Tool (hard copy)
- AODA Assessment Tool (web link) (You must contact the DPI at 608-267-9240 to obtain your district's password.)
- AODA Assessment Glossary
- AODA Assessment Tool Links to Web-Based Resources
- AODA Assessment Tool Frequently Asked Questions
- AODA Web Resources
- Related SSPW Resources
- Effective Prevention and Intervention Programs
- Effective Scientifically-Based Programs
- Parents Guide to Drug Prevention
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|
Feel free to contact the above DPI staff with questions you may have.