Funding Available in Washington State for Botvin LifeSkills Training Middle School program

December 13, 2017

From the State of Washington, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)…


The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is providing funding, through iGrants (#761), for implementation the Botvin LifeSkills Training program, a highly regarded and effective prevention program to address marijuana and other substance use in your school or youth-serving organization that works with middle school age children.

In addition to its substance use reduction outcomes, the Botvin LifeSkills Training program has also been shown to reduce school violence and bullying, as well as improve school climate. It is a three-level program that is generally provided to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, over a three-year period. Level 1 has 15 lessons, Level 2 has 10 lessons, and Level 3 has 5 lessons, each designed for approximately 45-50 minutes.

The grant will pay for all student and teacher materials for all three levels for all students in your school or site. It will also pay for required instructor training.

This grant opportunity is funded with marijuana/cannabis tax revenues and is available for schools and community organizations serving middle school aged youth.

Grant application deadline is Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm.

Applications can be submitted through iGrants, a secure application within OSPI’S Education Data System. The Botvin LifeSkills Training Middle School grant application is Form Package 761.

To learn more about the grant contact Emily Maughan at OSPI, at 360-725-6030 or


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