Virginia ABC awards 10 grants in support of alcohol education, prevention

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) – Ten community organizations across Virginia were recently awarded over $75,000 in grants from the Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Authority (ABC).

These grants are meant to help reduce underage and high-risk drinking in their communities.

According to a study by the National Institutes of Health, during the past year, 60 percent of adults in the United States reported that they drank more during the pandemic.

The ten organizations, which can be found below, are proposed projects aiming to prevent and reduce problem drinking.

From video campaigns featuring local musicians to alcohol education courses for college students, grantees will reach audiences young and old with the important message of prevention.

During the next year, these grantees will work alongside the Virginia ABC’s Education and Prevention Division to implement their plans.

Below are the organizations that were awarded funds for the 2021-22 grant cycle.

  • Averett University Counseling Services & The Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness ($5,650)
  • East End Renaissance Council ($3,826)
  • Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board ($10,000)
  • Hampton University ($9,998)
  • Henrico Too Smart 2 Start ($5,350)
  • Inkwell Ventures (RVA Magazine) ($10,000)
  • Marymount University ($8,000)
  • Planning District 1 Behavioral Health Services ($10,000)
  • Randolph-Macon College (7,706)
  • Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria ($6,308)

For more information about the program, or other education and prevention programs with the Virginia ABC Alcohol Education and Prevention Grant Program, click here.

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