Mini-Grant Opportunities

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) routinely offers mini-grants of up to $4,950 to community-based organizations to support projects that address the overdose crisis in Rhode Island. Mini-grant opportunities are posted here.

Here is how you qualify for a mini-grant:
  • You are a non-profit organization or government entity.
  • You have experience offering services and support to people affected by overdose in our state.
  • Your project is data driven. We suggest reviewing the following data sources:
  • We encourage both innovative ideas and evidence-based practices. Please review the master-list for suggestions: Master List of Evidence-Based and Innovative Interventions

What do other mini-grants look like?

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

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!