Ten community organizations across the state were recently awarded more than $69,000 in Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) Education and Prevention grants to help reduce underage and high-risk drinking in their communities. Award recipients proposed creative plans, such as media campaigns, social media marketing, community meetings and school programs to help improve awareness, education and prevention of alcohol misuse in their communities.
"These programs share our mission to promote healthy decisions by preventing underage and high-risk drinking,” said Virginia ABC Chief Executive Officer Travis Hill. "We look forward to supporting their efforts over the next year."The following organizations were awarded funds for the 2019-2020 grant cycle:
For more information about ABC’s Education & Prevention Grant program, visit www.abc.virginia.gov/education.
The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) is a major source of revenue for the commonwealth, contributing more than $2.1 billion to the general fund in the last five years. Virginia ABC currently operates 376 state stores, and provides alcohol education and prevention programs for people of all ages. Its Bureau of Law Enforcement oversees more than 18,000 ABC licensed establishments. Now marking its 85th year, ABC remains committed to progress and innovation in carrying out its vision of bringing good spirits and excellent service to Virginia.
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Education Grants 2019-2020