The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) will award colleges and universities a combined total of $50,000 to combat underage and high-risk drinking. The agency is accepting applications for its annual Operation Undergrad grant program.
The grant program is designed to assist Virginia’s colleges and universities develop initiatives that prevent or discourage alcohol misuse among college students. This is Virginia ABC’s fourteenth year managing the grants.
For the 2012–2013 academic year, ABC will award up to $9,000 per grant to colleges and universities that strive to develop innovative campus and/or community-based prevention programs through coordinated enforcement, intervention, treatment and education-based strategies. The deadline for the grant application is Friday, June 22.
“ABC is proud to lead the commonwealth in alcohol prevention and community education initiatives,” said Eddie Wirt, director of policy, planning and education. “The agency is dedicated to decreasing the illegal use of alcohol by promoting responsible distribution of alcoholic beverages by licensees, responsible consumption by those of legal age and zero tolerance for underage consumption.”
Last year’s grant winners were the University of Virginia ($5,760), Radford University ($7,000), Norfolk State University ($6,610), George Mason University ($8,400), Longwood University ($9,000), Virginia Intermont College ($5,870) and Hampden-Sydney College ($9,000). Other previous recipients include Virginia Military Institute, Virginia State University and Washington & Lee University.
Operation Undergrad is a grant program of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).
Visit the agency’s website at http://www.abc.virginia.gov/Education/opunder/opUnder.htm for details and to download the application or contact Virginia ABC at (804) 213-4400 and ask for the education division.
Agency Announces $50,000 in Grant Opportunities