Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Funding part of two grant programs aimed at supporting projects around Wisconsin
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MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction announced today grants totaling over $1.1 million have been awarded to help reduce or prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco, opioids, and other drugs among students.
The two competitive grants, the state-funded Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Grant Program and the Opioid Prevention Grant Program, were provided to public school districts, private schools, and consortia in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
Through the AODA Grant Program, $907,978 was awarded to 46 projects serving students in 63 school districts, including four consortia. Funding through the program aims to help schools teach skills and provide essential content knowledge aimed at preventing the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use. Grant funding through the program is eligible to be renewed through the 2024-25 school year. Through the Opioid Prevention Grant Program, $250,000 in funding was allocated to 23 school districts and private schools to support new or existing substance use prevention programs that are supplemented with knowledge and skills specific to opioid prevention.