The National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA), the Idaho State Liquor Division’s trade association, recognizes the importance of its role and more importantly, that of its member states, in the area of alcohol abuse prevention and education. As such, NABCA has made available to the ISLD, an education award of $60,000 for development, enhancement or expansion of effective alcohol education efforts. The ISLD in turn, created a competitive Educational Mini Grant program to distribute these funds to various partnering organizations throughout the state. Grants starting at a $250 funding request with a maximum of a $10,000 funding request were submitted in October. The ISLD assembled a committee of reviewers and 15 organizations were selected to receive funding and resource support to implement their innovative and creative alcohol education activities.
“The ISLD is grateful that NABCA supports the states’ efforts in alcohol education. There is great work being done throughout the state and it is an honor to be able to award those groups that are doing the work. We thank them and commend them for making a difference in their communities,” states Jeff Anderson, director of the ISLD. “Additionally, the community groups and the entire division are grateful to the leadership of Catie Wiseman and the evaluation committee for reviewing the submissions that totaled over $110,000 in requests. It was a difficult decision and we appreciate all involved.”
This is the seventh year the ISLD has implemented a competitive alcohol education mini grant program. The award amount has grown from a $10,000 award in 2013 to a $60,000 award in 2019.
Among the grant award programs is the Cottonwood Police Prevention Education Mobile Trailer – Cottonwood Police / Cottonwood