Bethlehem, August 28, 2013 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola today announced that the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has once again awarded grant funds to community partners throughout the Commonwealth for alcohol awareness.

Boscola (D-Northampton) announced that the Bethlehem Police Department is a recipient of a $40,000 grant to help support their on-going efforts in alcohol prevention programs, law-enforcement training and the development of community and collegiate environmental management strategies, as well as other prevention programs. As well as two entities in Monroe County will also be receiving grants.  East Stroudsburg University will receive a $37,514 grant and the Stroud Area Regional Police Department will receive a $39,769 grant.  The funding will be used to help support on-going efforts in alcohol prevention programs, law-enforcement training and the development of community and collegiate environmental management strategies, as well as other prevention programs.

“These grants are just one example of the PLCB’s support in preventing underage and dangerous alcohol use”, Boscola said. “The PLCB distributes these grants to help support numerous prevention and awareness programs throughout our communities.”

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board aims to be a leader in the prevention of underage and dangerous drinking. The PLCB’s Bureau of Alcohol Education partners with schools, community groups, licensees and others in this mission. They help deliver a message of “zero tolerance” and “no use” of alcohol by individuals under the age of 21.  Among people over the age of 21 who choose to drink alcohol, they promote responsible and moderate use. The PLCB works with licensees to give them the tools and training to minimize problems related to alcohol sales.

Boscola said the Bureau of Alcohol Education received a total of one hundred and fifteen applications for the 2013-2015 grant cycle.

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