By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Worcester County District Attorney is inviting local schools to apply for mini-grants to support post-prom and post-graduation events in an effort to keep students safe and prevent drunken driving crashes. DA Joe Early says these events, organized and overseen by adults, offer safe drug and alcohol free alternatives to high-risk activities that often follow end of the year celebrations for high school students. In the past, DA Early has supported local post-prom and post-graduation events at high schools across the county, through his drug forfeiture funding. This year his office is offering mini-grants thanks to the support of the Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance Drunk Driving Trust Fund and these grants will hopefully assist more schools in offering this safe option for students. Schools can apply for these grants to either support existing events or to assist in establishing new events. Applications for funding requests are open to all school districts in Worcester County and the deadline to apply is Feb. 11.