Alcohol Education Announcements

2015-17 Grant Applications 
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) is announcing the availability of $2 million in grant funds to develop, implement or expand projects that reduce underage and dangerous drinking. The PLCB’s Bureau of Alcohol Education is soliciting grant applications for new implementations or expansions of existing projects using proven prevention strategies to reduce underage and dangerous drinking. These funds provide opportunities for colleges, universities, schools, municipalities and community organizations to request up to $40,000 with no more than $20,000 of projected expenses each year for 2-year projects. Grant applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2015.

The grant application has changed from previous years. This year, it is in Microsoft® Excel format, which should eliminate most calculation errors. Additionally, some of the criteria have changed. All applicants are urged to review the instruction guide carefully.

Due to the competitive nature of these grants, we will not be able to provide technical assistance during the development of the grant submissions. Any questions you have during the grant development process should be emailed to All questions will be answered within two business days. Answers will be posted on our website at: Please check this site often as you are preparing your application. The deadline for submitting questions is Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.

To download, please click the following: Grant Application  |   Instruction Guide

MADD’s Power of Parents Training Available
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB), in conjunction with the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA), is working to reach parents through the Power of Parents program developed by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

MADD’s Power of Parents is a 30-minute program designed to encourage parents to talk to their children about alcohol. The program is based on research by Dr. Robert Turrisi from The Pennsylvania State University. While parents may not realize it, they are the biggest influence in their children’s lives and contribute more than any other factor to the decision to avoid underage and dangerous drinking. Some parents mistakenly believe that their children already know their feelings regarding alcohol consumption. The Power of Parents program addresses such issues while providing background information and statistics which demonstrate the scope of underage drinking and the associated risks and consequences.

Pennsylvania was selected by NABCA as one of only four states to pilot this program. Two train-the-trainer sessions were recently held in the commonwealth to teach representatives from organizations and agencies throughout the state how to train others to facilitate the program.
Because of the program's brevity, it is ideal for reaching busy parents in any number of settings, from PTA meetings to workplace “lunch and learns.” If you are interested in holding a Power of Parents program or for information regarding future training opportunities, please contact the PLCB’s Bureau of Alcohol Education by phone at 1-800-453-7522 or by email at

Act 85
The PLCB's Bureau of Alcohol Education is pleased to announce the 2013 release of the Act 85 of 2006, the fourth biennial report to the Pennsylvania General Assembly on High-Risk and Underage Drinking Among Pennsylvania's Youth.


Additional Resources
Click here to view the "Registered Malt or Brewed Beverage Brands" list referred to during law enforcement trainings.