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Grants to Pennsylvania IHEs, Nonprofits, For-Profits, and Agencies to Mitigate Irresponsible Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages

Reducing Underage Drinking and Dangerous Drinking Grant

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) - Bureau of Alcohol Education

Agency: State

GrantWatch ID #150835

Grant Description

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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:

  • Projects and activities must focus on increased enforcement of applicable laws to reduce underage drinking and dangerous drinking by those who are of legal drinking age.
  • Mandatory public service announcements, advertising, town hall meetings: Applicants are required to demonstrate proactive enforcement. This effort could consist of Public Service Announcements (PSA’s), Advertising, and/or Town Hall Meetings. Town Hall Meetings should be attended by interest groups; liquor licensees and staff, University/College personnel, Greek life representatives, community groups, business owners, and others interested in making their communities safer. The intent is to build collaboration within the community and to inform the public of your efforts. These efforts must occur during the first reporting period each grant year. All Advertisements and PSA’s must be pre-approved by the PLCB. 
  • Training Requirement: Police departments that are awarded Grants are required to ensure that the designated Project Director and any officer who is expected to participate in Grant activities complete an approved training.
  • Educational Component: This effort must be directed to students and/or youth under the age of 21. 

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Priority will be given to those applications proposing novel, high-impact projects, especially those utilizing social media and/or other technology-driven concepts. 

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The PLCB will accept applications from the following:

- Pennsylvania school districts including, but not limited to, technical and trade schools, and post-secondary academic institutions
- Pennsylvania institutions of higher education
- Municipal representatives
- Pennsylvania nonprofit and for-profit organizations
- Community organizations

- Municipal police departments
- College/University police departments

Police departments that are awarded grants are required to ensure that the designated Project Director and any officer who is expected to participate in Grant activities complete an approved training.

RUDD Grant Applications must be submitted by and on behalf of the legal entity having authority to enter into a contract with the PLCB for any awarded grant. The legal name of the Applicant must match with the federal tax identification number.

Funds may not be used to purchase art supplies, food, beverages, or for incentives.

Pre-Application Information:

Extended application deadline: Friday, April 1, 2022

Grant Applications will be accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis as received. Awards will be made to eligible applicants for as long as the designated funds are available.

Questions may only be directed to the Alcohol Education resource email account. Questions should be generic in nature; program-specific or budget questions will not be addressed. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in disqualification of a Grant Application. For the avoidance of doubt, no questions may be directed to any individual at the PLCB, whether via email, telephone or otherwise. The noted resource email account will be closely monitored by authorized PLCB personnel.

This Grant is awarded on a strict reimbursement-only basis.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grantee may request a maximum award of $20,000 per year.
- No more than $13,000 per year may be dedicated to overtime expenses for patrols
- No more than $1,500 per year may be dedicated for police equipment that would aid in accomplishing the mission of the grant

Term of Contract:

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.

Contact Information:

To apply online:

Questions may only be directed to the Alcohol Education resource email account at

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