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Virginia ABC seeks to partner, collaborate and build capacity with those who share in promoting our message of safety and responsibility. Through the Education and Prevention section, Virginia ABC offers Alcohol Education and Prevention Grants, as well as minigrants through BOLT and YADAPP.

Alcohol Education and Prevention Grants

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Alcohol Education and Prevention Grants provide funding to organizations that are working to prevent underage and high-risk drinking. Community coalitions, law enforcement, nonprofits, schools, colleges and universities, faith-based organizations and prevention-related groups are encouraged to learn more by completing the ABC EPS – Grant Application Training online course.

Grant applicants must address one or more of the following priorities: underage drinking prevention, social providing/social hosting prevention, or high-risk drinking prevention. The online training course will provide applicants with a structure to assess the needs of the community, identify their unique local issues, and explore what prevention best practices may work best for the selected objectives and audiences.  

Grantees are encouraged to build partnerships and embrace collaboration to achieve a meaningful, and measurable, long-lasting impact. Members of the EPS team stay in contact throughout the grant cycle to provide support and encourage success.

To Apply

STEP 1: Complete Online Training
For your grant application to be considered, the first step is to complete the mandatory online training.

STEP 2: Submit an Application
After you complete the mandatory Grant Application Training, you may submit the Alcohol Education and Prevention Grant Application (PDF) any time prior to the deadline of April 25 by 5 p.m.

Grant Cycle

Application due
April 25 by 5 p.m.

Award/Denial notification
May 31 via email

Grant Agreement due
June 15 by 5 p.m.

Interim Progress Report due
December 15 by 5 p.m.

Final Report due
June 15 by 5 p.m.

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(804) 977-7440

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2018-2019 Grantees

City of Portsmouth Police Department

Emory and Henry College

Ferrum College

Hanover Cares

Lord Fairfax Community College

Nia Incorporated of Greater Richmond

Radford University

Radford Youth Adult Partnership (RYAP)

Region Ten Community Services Board

Rockbridge Area Community Services

Chesterfield SAFE

Substance Abuse Coalition of Alexandria (SAPCA)

University of Richmond

University of Virginia IT Infrastructure Partnership

Virginia College Alcohol Leadership Council (VaCALC)