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

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