Virginia gives grants to promote safe drinking during spring break

  • The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has awarded $5,000 in grants to promote safe spring break practices.

As a part of a wider effort to promote safe spring break practices, the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has provided five grants for alcohol education and enforcement initiatives to Virginia colleges and universities.

According to officials, the grants will go to the College of William and Mary, Roanoke College, Tidewater Community College, Randolph-Macon College, and Virginia Commonwealth University. The grants total approximately $5,000, and will go towards education efforts by student organizations.

Student organizations were able to apply for up to $1,000 in grant money. The initiative includes regional one-day conferences and workshops on alcohol education and prevention for student leaders, community advocates, and college administrators.

This is the first year that the agency offered the College Alcohol Awareness Mini Grants.

Via the Associated Press.

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