Committed to providing financial support to reduce underage and dangerous alcohol consumption, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has approved almost $765,000 to 44 schools, community organizations, municipalities, law enforcement organizations, nonprofit organizations, and institutions of higher education through the 2019-20 Alcohol Education Grant Program.
“Since 1999, the PLCB has awarded almost $15 million in alcohol education project grants to schools and universities, non-profits, law enforcement, and organizations all across the commonwealth. Funding these projects is making a difference in our communities,” said PLCB Chairman Tim Holden. “We are pleased and proud to fund projects that seek to prevent underage and irresponsible drinking.”
Forty-four projects from 28 counties across Pennsylvania were awarded a total of $764,925 in grants. Grant projects include enforcement patrols and tactics, educational efforts, awareness campaigns and alternative, alcohol-free activities, all aimed to reduce underage and dangerous drinking.
Some of the grants awarded:
- A recipient in Cameron, Elk, and McKean counties will develop a student-produced video message contest, the winner of which will receive a scholarship.
- A Chester County project will create and implement a youth council that will assess the community’s needs and plan projects targeting their peers to reduce underage drinking.
- A Lancaster County project will create an alcohol education campaign aimed at Latino youth.
- A Westmoreland County project will fund the first Faces & Voices of Recovery (FAVOR) program – a national recovery community organization – in Pennsylvania.