Seven community organizations across the state were recently awarded a total of $62,000 in Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) Education and Prevention grants to help reduce underage and high-risk drinking in their communities. These organizations proposed creative and robust plans ranging from compliance check campaigns to alcohol prevention programming for college students and contests to solicit public service announcements designed by Virginia youth. Grantees will work in partnership with Virginia ABC Education and Prevention staff to implement their plans over the next year.“Given the extraordinary circumstances we are all experiencing this year, the work of our community partners in the field of alcohol education and prevention is as important as ever,” said Virginia ABC Chief Executive Officer Travis Hill. "The projects funded through these grants will help to promote healthy decisions regarding alcohol consumption, and we look forward to supporting their efforts over the next year." The following organizations were awarded funds for the 2020-2021 grant cycle:
For more information about ABC’s Education and 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 $2.2 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.Web: www.abc.virginia.gov Facebook: @VirginiaABCEducationandPrevention Twitter: @VirginiaABC