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Saint Francis receives PLCB grant

August 14, 2012

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) recently awarded Saint Francis University a $12,000 grant to support the PLCB’s mission to prevent underage alcohol consumption and alcohol abuse.

The PLCB selected Saint Francis University and 65 other organizations throughout the commonwealth to receive a share of more than $1,000,000 for comprehensive, community-based initiatives. Only one other organization in Cambria County and two organizations in Blair County received grant funds.

The grant to Saint Francis will be dedicated to continued alcohol intervention, including prevention activity, and educational programming. “The grant will allow us to provide additional patrolling of the Loretto campus and Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) training for staff, counselors, resident assistants, and peer ministers,” said T.J. Brecciaroli, director of residence life and the alcohol and drug information center.

“The PLCB understands the many issues communities face as a result of underage drinking and irresponsible consumption,” said PLCB chairman, Joseph E. Brion. “These grant awards allow us to make a positive impact on the health and well-being of Pennsylvania families and their communities.” 

The PLCB is an independent state agency that manages the alcohol beverage industry in Pennsylvania. It is responsible for licensing the possession, sale, storage, transportation, importation and manufacture of wine, spirits and malt or brewed beverages in the commonwealth, as well as operating a system of liquor distribution and providing education and prevention services to reduce the harmful effects of alcohol misuse. The PLCB grant program is administered by the Board’s Bureau of Alcohol Education. For more information, visit www.lcb.state.pa.us.