The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced on September 2nd that it had awarded $2.8 million in grants in an effort to reduce underage and dangerous drinking. Locally, the Plymouth Township Police Department received $40,000 for enforcement patrols, educational efforts, police equipment, community outreach, and training.
“The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board takes its alcohol education responsibility very seriously, as evidenced by our funding of these important local projects, which promote public health and safety,” said PLCB Chairman Tim Holden. “Preventing underage and irresponsible drinking is an important part of our mission, and we’ve awarded $17.7 million in alcohol education grants since 1999.”
This year, of 94 grant applications received, 84 organizations from 36 counties across Pennsylvania were awarded a total of $2,787,922 in grants. The maximum award for each two-year grant is $40,000.