In an effort to reduce underage and high-risk drinking, the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) will open its grant applications process for the 2021-2022 Alcohol Education and Prevention Grant program on Jan. 1, 2021.
This is the eighth year Virginia ABC is offering grant funding to support the development of alcohol education and prevention programs across the commonwealth.
Since 2013, Virginia ABC has awarded an average of $80,000 each year through its grant program to Virginia organizations working to prevent underage and high-risk drinking. Organizations are eligible to receive up to $10,000 each to support best-practice programs that have a long-lasting impact and encourage partnerships between organizations. Community coalitions, law enforcement, nonprofits, schools, colleges and universities, faith-based organizations and prevention-related groups are encouraged to apply. Proposed projects must address one or more of the following focus areas:
“As we continue to navigate the reality of this pandemic, our commitment to building the capacity for communities to educate individuals and prevent alcohol misuse remains steady,” said ABC Education and Prevention Manager Katie Crumble. “We are encouraged by the work of previous grantees and look forward to the innovative ideas this year’s applicants may propose to reach their communities despite the challenges we are all facing.”
Applications will be available completely online this year, with a convenient online platform for submission. An application guide has been developed to assist with completion and provide more information about the program. This grant application guide and the grant application are located on ABC’s website at www.abc.virginia.gov/education/grants.Applications are due by 5 p.m. on March 1, 2021.
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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