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Local Partners to Receive Alcohol Education Grants
On July 19, 2012
HARRISBURG – July 19, 2012 – The City of Washington’s police department and Greene County’s Human Services Department have been awarded state grants to help prevent underage drinking and alcohol abuse, state Sen. Tim Solobay and state Rep. Brandon Neuman announced today.
“Alcohol abuse is not just damaging to families and communities,” Solobay said. “It also carries a tremendous financial cost at all levels of government. Stopping abuse before it starts is best way to tackle the problem.”
The City of Washington’s police department will receive $15,200 to enhance enforcement of underage drinking laws, while Greene County’s Human Services Department will use a $3,300 grant to purchase alcohol education curriculum to be used in local schools.
The money comes from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s Bureau of Alcohol Education, which received 124 applications and awarded 66 grants totaling $1 million.
“There is increasingly intense competition for scarce state resources,” Neuman said. “The Washington Police have great ideas for alcohol prevention and this grant will help them reach more people.”