Grants of up to $20,000 per year to Pennsylvania IHEs, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, agencies, and other qualified entities for programs to mitigate irresponsible consumption of alcoholic beverages. Funding is intended to support the development of innovative strategies that discourage underage and dangerous drinking and promote responsible alcohol consumption by those of the legal drinking age.
Grant-funded initiatives have included increased police patrols, social norms campaigns, "Parents Who Host, Lose the Most" campaigns, college alcohol assessment surveys, online alcohol education programs, peer training, and more.
Requests from Non-Enforcement Applicants:
Grant projects and activities should focus on the development of innovative and comprehensive programs to address underage drinking, dangerous drinking by those who are of legal drinking age, and/or to promote responsible alcohol consumption by those of legal drinking age. If the program is not innovative, then it must be evidence-based, or evidence informed. Eligible Applicants are required to include an assessment to measure the program’s effectiveness and are encouraged to establish partnerships with other organizations to promote such programs.
Requests from Enforcement Applicants:
For additional information, see: https://www.lcb.pa.gov/Education/Programs/Documents/2022_24%20RUDD%20Guidelines_Agreement.pdf#page=3
Priority will be given to those applications proposing novel, high-impact projects, especially those utilizing social media and/or other technology-driven concepts.
Estimated Size of Grant:
The Grant cycle is two years, beginning on July 1, 2022, or the Effective Date, and ending on June 30, 2024. ( Year 1: July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023; Year 2: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024.)
The Grant Agreement does not become effective until the date of approval by the Pennsylvania Office of Comptroller Operations (“the Effective Date”).
The Grant Application shall describe a scope of work that does not exceed the two-year grant cycle. Grant programs and activities may carry over from year-one to year-two; however, approved funds from year-one are not transferable to year-two.