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Virginia ABC Awards 14 Grants for Alcohol Education and Prevention Programs

July 06, 2015

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Kathleen Shaw - (804) 213-4640
Email: kathleen.shaw@abc.virginia.gov

Virginia ABC Awards 14 Grants for Alcohol Education and Prevention Programs

In an effort to assist community partners reduce underage and high-risk drinking, the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has awarded 14 Alcohol Education & Prevention Grants totaling more than $84,000 for education and enforcement initiatives throughout the commonwealth.

This is the second consecutive year ABC has offered the Alcohol Education & Prevention Grant Program. Through the initiative, the agency seeks to expand the reach of its educational programming by partnering, collaborating and helping to build capacity with those that share in its mission. Out of 22 applicants, this year’s grants were awarded to organizations that best demonstrated a strategic plan to reach audiences of all ages while gaining broad-based community support through diverse partnerships. On their applications, the 14 grantees noted contributions of more than $170,000 of in-kind goods and services and detailed plans for sustaining programming with a long-lasting impact. The following organizations are the 2015-2016 ABC Alcohol Education & Prevention Grant recipients:

  • Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC), Weyers Cave ($7,700)
  • Campbell County Youth Advisory Council, Campbell County ($7,636)
  • Chesterfield Substance Abuse Free Environment, Inc. (SAFE), Chesterfield ($8,000)
  • CHILL (Communities Helping Improve Local Lives)/Piedmont Community Services, Martinsville ($4,000)
  • Youth and Community Action Team (YCAT), City of Virginia Beach ($8,000)
  • FRESH (Focus on Response and Education to Stay Healthy) Coalition of Franklin, Franklin County ($8,000)
  • Longwood University, Farmville ($4,757)
  • Radford Youth Adult Partnership, Radford ($6,150)
  • Rappahannock County Schools, Rappahannock County ($4,500)
  • Roanoke Children's Theatre, Roanoke ($5,500)
  • Substance Abuse Taskforce in Rural Appalachia (SATIRA), Tazewell ($4,750)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Richmond ($7,500)
  • Virginia State University, Petersburg ($3,400)
  • Washington County Prevention Coalition, Washington County ($4,500)

For more information about ABC’s Education & Prevention Grant cycle, visit the agency’s website at abc.virginia.gov.


The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is a major source of revenue for the commonwealth, contributing more than $1.8 billion to the general fund in the last five years. The agency currently operates 351 state stores. Its Bureau of Law Enforcement oversees more than 16,000 ABC licensed establishments while the Hearings and Appeals Division considers more than 700 cases each year. The agency also provides alcohol education and prevention programs for people of all ages. ABC is committed to progress and innovation in carrying out its control, service and revenue mission.

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