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Education Grants Program

February 27, 2020

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Valerie Hubbard - (804) 204-2327
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Virginia ABC Now Accepting Applications for Alcohol Education and Prevention Grants

In an effort to reduce underage and high-risk drinking, the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) is now accepting grant applications for the 2020-2021 Alcohol Education and Prevention Grant program.

This is the seventh year Virginia ABC is offering grant funding to support the development of alcohol education and prevention programs across the commonwealth. Last year, 10 organizations across the state were awarded grants ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 to help reduce underage and high-risk drinking in their schools and 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.

Successful 2020-2021 grant applicants will present best-practice programs that have a long-lasting impact and encourage partnerships between organizations. Applicants must also address one or more of the following focus areas:
  • underage drinking prevention
  • social providing or social hosting prevention
  • high-risk drinking prevention

  • Grant requests are limited to a maximum of $10,000. Community coalitions, law enforcement, nonprofits, schools, colleges and universities, faith-based organizations and prevention-related groups are encouraged to apply.

    “Supporting and working collaboratively with those who share our mission to ensure public health and safety allows us to have a greater impact across Virginia,” said ABC Education and Prevention Manager Katie Crumble.

    Applications are due by 5 p.m. on April 1. The first step in the application process is mandatory completion of the online application training. Online training instructions and the grant application are located on ABC’s website at www.abc.virginia.gov/education/grants. For more information, visit www.abc.virginia.gov or contact [email protected].


    The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) is a major source of revenue for the commonwealth, contributing more than $2.2 billion to the general fund in the last five years. Virginia ABC currently operates 388 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 86th 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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