Deasy: Alcohol education grants available through PLCB

Eligible applicants include schools, police departments

HARRISBURG, Feb. 11 – Hoping to promote responsible alcohol consumption by those of legal drinking age, state Rep. Dan Deasy, Democratic chairman of the House Liquor Control Committee, is announcing the availability of funds for programs that seek to reduce underage and dangerous drinking practices.

Deasy, D-Allegheny, said the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is now accepting applications through Friday, March 15.

“Eligible applicants include commonwealth school districts and higher education institutions, community organizations, municipal police departments, municipal officials and representatives, and nonprofit and for-profit organizations,” Deasy said. “This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to promote safe, responsible drinking at a legal age. During the last grant cycle, the PLCB awarded nearly $1 million in alcohol education grants.”

The grant cycle is for one year, from July 2019 through June 2020. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis with a maximum award of $20,000. Applications will be received and evaluated by the PLCB’s Bureau of Alcohol Education.

The grant application and related information can be found at https://www.lcb.pa.gov/Education/Programs/Pages/Grants.aspx.

For additional assistance, contact Deasy’s office at 412-928-9514.