The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Education and Prevention Section (EPS) is now accepting grant applications for the upcoming fiscal year!


These grants are made available to assist community partners in developing and enhancing initiatives related to alcohol education and prevention. Applicants must address one or more of the following focus areas:

  • underage drinking prevention
  • social providing or social hosting prevention
  • high-risk drinking prevention

Grant requests are limited to a maximum of $8,000 and approximately eight awardees will be selected each annual grant cycle. Community coalitions, law enforcement, nonprofits, schools, colleges and universities, faith-based organizations and prevention-related groups are encouraged to apply. Programs should be innovative with a long-lasting impact and establish and encourage partnerships between organizations.

It is mandatory to complete the online training course “ABC EPS – Grant Application Training” for an application to be eligible for review. The online training is on the ABC External domain of the Commonwealth of Virginia Learning Center. Online training instructions and the grant application are on our website at Applications are due by April 25 at 5 p.m.


Please contact me directly, or, if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your applications!


Thank you,

Jennifer Farinholt | Education & Prevention Coordinator

Virginia ABC | 2901 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA 23220

Office: (804) 213-4452 | Cell: (804) 921-8251 |