PA Liquor Control Board Awards Nearly $1 Million in Grants to Aid Fight Against Underage, Dangerous Alcohol Use

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PA Liquor Control Board Awards Nearly $1 Million in Grants to Aid Fight Against Underage, Dangerous Alcohol Use
HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 15 The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board today announced 72 organizations throughout the state were recently awarded grants totaling $903,522.37 to support initiatives aimed at preventing underage and dangerous drinking.
“It is really important that we, as an agency, support our community leaders and educators as they work to discourage underage and dangerous drinking,” said Liquor Control Board Chairman Patrick “P.J.” Stapleton. “We couldn’t be more proud to invest in programs that will improve and protect the lives of young Pennsylvanians.”
Since 1999, the PLCB has awarded more than $4.5 million in grants to 246 organizations to fund prevention programs focused on underage alcohol consumption, as well as initiatives supporting under-age drinking law-enforcement investigations.
“The PLCB remains committed to the fight against alcohol misuse and abuse,” said Jerry Waters Sr., director of the Liquor Control Board’s Office of Regulatory Affairs. “So long as binge drinking among college students and other misuse of alcohol remain a problem in Pennsylvania communities, we will support research and programs to address it.”
Of the grants awarded:
•22 will fund community law-enforcement efforts;
•18 will be used to support alcohol education campaigns aimed at reducing the age children begin drinking, changing how teens think about alcohol use and reducing access to alcohol; and
•32 college and university grants will help schools develop strategies to eliminate underage and dangerous alcohol use including enforcement efforts, social norms campaigns to change how students think about alcohol and binge drinking, Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS), which is a program to help those students who drink heavily make less risky alcohol use decisions, counseling training and activities and college alcohol risk assessments of the campus and surrounding areas to identify issues leading to alcohol problems.
Since 2001, the PLCB has received more than $3 million from federal agencies and organizations, such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to further its efforts to reduce dangerous and underage drinking.
EDITOR’S NOTE: A list of grant recipients follows:
Allegheny
Baldwin Borough Police Department, $11,294.94
Borough of Heidelberg Police Department, $8,824.00
Duquesne University, $12,051.59
Elizabeth Forward School District, $9,500.00
Robert Morris University, $13,350.00
Sto-Rox School District, $4,578.52
Berks
Alvernia University, $13,134.75
Blair
Altoona Police Department, $13,000.00
Butler
Slippery Rock University, $12,945.00
Cambria
Saint Francis University, $12,155.00
Centre
State College Borough, $15,000.00
The Pennsylvania State University, $15,000.00
Chester
The COAD Group, $15,000.00
YMCA of the Upper Main Line – Communities That Care, $14,998.80
Clearfield
The Pennsylvania State University on behalf of Penn State DuBois, $10,645.20
Columbia
Bloomsburg Town Police, $14,800.00
Cumberland
Dickinson College, $15,000.00
Upper Allen Township Police Department, $15,000.00
Dauphin
Derry Township Police, $10,209.32
Delaware
Cabrini College, $15,000.00
Neumann University, $14,300.00
Penn State Brandywine, $15,000.00
Erie
Erie City Police, $7,620.00
Franklin
Franklin/Fulton Drug and Alcohol Program, $8,500.00
Waynesboro Area Communities That Care, $6,000.00
Greene
Greene County Human Services, $1,560.00
Huntingdon
Juniata College, $13,280.00
Southern Huntingdon County School District, $7,637.63
Indiana
Indiana Borough Police Department, $15,000.00
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Research Institute, $15,000.00
Lackawanna
Keystone College, $14,508.00
Lackawanna College, $15,000.00
Lancaster
Borough of Millersville Police Department, $15,000.00
Compass Mark, Inc., $6,190.60
Elizabethtown Communities That Care, $15,000.00
Millersville University, $12,333.81
Lebanon
Community Health Council of Lebanon County, $15,000.00
North Cornwall Township Police Department, $14,703.80
Lehigh
Cedar Crest College, $8,691.00
Lehigh Township Police, $15,000.00
Lehigh University, $14,999.90
Luzerne
City of Hazleton, $14,999.00
Luzerne County Community College, $1,884.00
Penn State Hazleton, $6,550.50
Wilkes University, $15,000.00
Lycoming
Pennsylvania College of Technology, $15,000.00
Mifflin
Mifflin County Communities That Care, $15,000.00
Monroe
East Stroudsburg University, $14,998.75
Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, $15,000.00
Stroud Area Regional Police Department, $14,195.52
Montgomery
Gwynedd-Mercy College, $11,338.00
Marlborough Township Police Department, $10,784.90
Norristown Area School District, $14,855.00
Plymouth Township Police Department, $15,000.00
Rosemont College, $14,025.00
Upper Dublin Township Police Department, $10,000.00
Whitemarsh Township Police Department, $10,669.86
Northampton
Lafayette College, $14,358.00
Northumberland
City of Shamokin Police Department, $14,986.00
The Coal Township Police, $14,991.10
Philadelphia
Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition (PAAN), $14,195.00
La Salle University, $11,780.00
Snyder
Susquehanna University, $7,726.10
Tioga
Tioga County Partnership for Community Health, $14,132.10
Union
Borough of Lewisburg, $15,000.00
Bucknell University, $15,000.00
Venango
Venango County Substance Abuse Program, $13,627.68
Washington
California University of Pennsylvania, $14,019.00
City of Washington Police Department, $14,800.00
Westmoreland
Seton Hill University, $13,035.00
Westmoreland Community Action, $15,000.00
York
Family-Child Resources, Inc., $9,760.00

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