Hanbidge announces $26K grant to reduce underage and dangerous drinking

UPPER GWYNEDD, Sept. 9 – State Rep. Liz Hanbidge, D-Montgomery, announced that the Upper Gwynedd Township Police Department received a $26,635 grant to help combat underage and dangerous drinking.

“Preventing underage drinking and dangerous drinking habits such as public drunkenness or driving under the influence is an essential part of strengthening our community’s public health,” Hanbidge said. “I’m proud to see this funding awarded to our community as it truly benefits everyone by creating a safer environment inside homes, on our roadways and throughout Upper Gwynedd Township.”

This funding comes from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and will go toward enforcement patrols, educational efforts, community outreach, training and a Drunk Busters Pedal Kart.

A complete list of grant recipients is available online.