Mini-Grant Opportunities

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) gives mini-grants up to $4,900 to community-based organizations to support projects that address the overdose crisis in Rhode Island. Mini-grant applications for the upcoming quarter will be posted online. Apply for a mini-grant here.

Here is how you qualify for a mini-grant:
Please Note: Due to federal budget restrictions, mini-grant funds may not be used for the purchase of food or beverages. Grant funds cannot be used for the purchase of naloxone, implementation or expansion of drug “take-back” programs, or directly funding substance abuse treatment programs.

How do I apply?

Mini-grants are small awards that are offered on a quarterly basis. Check RIDOH’s website for details on when proposals are released and for specific instructions on how to apply.

How do I write a great proposal?

New to grant writing? Check out this online article for a clear guide on how to write a grant proposal.

Here are a few tips, you can also find more tips online:
  • Write clearly and to the point
  • Use data from the MODE reports
  • Read and follow the proposal directions
  • Remember to proofread your proposal!

What do other mini-grants look like?

Read more about projects in Rhode Island that have been supported by mini-grant funding: