Clarion University has been awarded $39,574.58 through Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s Alcohol Education Grant Program. The amount of the grant more than doubled from the previous year.
“This year we increased the maximum grant award to $40,000 and gave organizations an extra year to implement their programs,” said Joseph E. Brion, PLCB chairman. “Our goal is to give those involved in the prevention of underage and dangerous drinking the time and financial resources needed to make a significant impact on the health and safety of their communities.”
The grant will support the Clarion Good Neighbor Program, which is a program dedicated to building and maintaining relationships between the Clarion community members and students living off-campus.
“The program raises awareness of students to live off-campus as they would in their own communities. This would include decreasing noise levels, property damage and debris related to underage and dangerous drinking,” said Jimmy McGee, coordinator of health promotions for Clarion University. “The grant was written to support the Good Neighbor Program and its efforts.”
Clarion was one of hundreds of groups that requested the grant, according to Robert S. Marcus, PLCB member.
“Understanding the importance of this funding at a time when budgets are increasingly stretched, we are committed to continuing this grant program in an effort to make positive changes to the communities we serve, and we look forward to seeing the results,” Marcus said.
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 $10 million in grants to hundreds of colleges, municipalities and community groups.
For more information on alcohol education or the PLCB, go to www.lcb.state.pa.us.
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