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The Pennsylvania Liquor Management Commission Awards Record $ 3.4 Million in Grants to Reduce Minors and Dangerous Drinking

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Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Liquor Management Board (PLCB), which promised to provide financial support to reduce minors and dangerous alcohol consumption, today announced 97 schools, community organizations, local governments, law enforcement agencies, and non-profit organizations. Announced that it will award approximately $ 3.4 million to commercial organizations and commercial organizations. Organizations and higher education institutions through the 2022-24 Alcohol Education Grant Program.

“Financing projects that support alcohol education and promote public health and safety is an important part of our mission,” said PLCB Chairman Tim Holden. “Since 1999, PLCB has awarded $ 21.1 million in alcohol education grants to prevent minors and irresponsible drinking.”

Of the 110 grant applications received this year, 97 organizations from 41 counties in Pennsylvania received a total of $ 3,364,989. The maximum prize for each two-year grant is $ 40,000.

Of the grants awarded:

  • 29 will fund targeted underage patrols, training, community engagement, and local law enforcement activities related to equipment.
  • 28 will be used to support communities and nonprofits by funding initiatives such as MADD’s Power of Parents®, Parents hosting Lose the Most®, Project Northland, public service announcements, and enforcement activities.
  • The four attend elementary and junior high schools and fund a variety of programs aimed at reaching students, including social norm media campaigns, guest speakers, and obstacles to driving simulation activities.
  • 34 university grants allow schools to risk underage and risk through research and evaluation, enforcement efforts, attendance at alcohol education conferences, training of resident assistants, peer education programs, and evidence-based programs such as EVERFIAlcohol Edu®. Helps develop strategies to reduce the use of common alcohol. And EdventiTM.
  • One goes to a for-profit organization for peer-to-peer outreach and public service announcements.
  • Go to the Post-Secondary Education Center to fund programs for students, including virtual driving simulations. Alcohol-related DVDs and curriculum focused on prevention.

In addition to providing millions of dollars in alcohol education grants to communities, education and law enforcement agencies, PLCB risks underage and dangerous drinking through a variety of methods, including free annuals. We strive to educate the general public about. Alcohol Education Conference, Award-winning Prevention Campaign – When Do You Know? Know How.SM – For underage drinking, the creation and distribution of a wide range of materials, training and licensee resources for responsible alcohol management programs, and training and technical assistance for organizations addressing issues related to irresponsible consumption. is.

PLCB regulates the distribution of beverage alcohol in Pennsylvania, operates 600 wine and spirits stores throughout the state, and licenses 20,000 alcohol producers, retailers, and distributors. PLCB is also working to reduce and prevent dangerous underage drinking through partnerships with schools, community groups and licensees. Taxes and store profits (a total of nearly $ 18.7 billion since the agency was founded) will fund Pennsylvania schools, health and welfare programs, law enforcement agencies, public safety initiatives and other important public services. It will be returned to the general fund. PLCB also provides financial support to the Pennsylvania Police Department of Liquor Control, Drug and Alcohol Programs, other state agencies, and state-wide local governments. For more information on PLCB, please visit lbc.pa.gov.

Media contacts: Shawn M. Kelly, 717.303.8522

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