Penn State Altoona receives grant to help prevention programs
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 591 hits
Penn State Altoona received $17,500 from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB), as part of its more than $1 million financial support in the 2012-2013 Alcohol Education Grant Program. The program is aimed at addressing underage and irresponsible alcohol consumption.
The college will use the money to focus on the development of the Penn State Altoona Health Advisory Board. This board will work to prevent alcohol and other drug use, sexual assault, violence, and suicide, and to raise awareness for mental health. Some of the money will also benefit intervention and risk reduction programs.
The PLCB grants help fund prevention programs focused on underage and college-age alcohol consumption and support related law-enforcement activities. Since 1999, the agency has awarded more than $8 million in competitive grants to hundreds of community groups.
Additional information will be released early next year when the 2013/2014 grant application becomes available.
For more information on Alcohol Education or the PLCB, visit www.lcb.state.pa.us online.