Jun 16, 2020

ABC Announces $3 Million Grant Program to Help Reduce Alcohol-Related Harm

ABC will provide grants to over 50 local law enforcement agencies to protect youth and communities

Sacramento – California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Director Jacob Appelsmith has announced that the department has budgeted $3 million this year for a grant program to help ABC and 50 local law enforcement agencies reduce alcohol-related harm in California.

ABC will administer grants to local police and sheriff’s departments through the Alcohol Policing Partnership Program (APP). The APP Program was created in 1995 to strengthen partnerships between ABC and local law enforcement agencies in order to address problematic businesses, keep alcohol away from minors, and implement education, prevention, and enforcement strategies.

The funds will be used to reduce the number of alcohol sales to minors, obviously intoxicated patrons, and other alcohol-related harm that negatively impact communities.

ABC Director Jacob Appelsmith said, “Too many young people are killed in alcohol-related incidents every year. If we can limit youth access to alcohol, and prevent service to obviously intoxicated patrons, then we can save lives and strengthen communities”.

The APP Program has distributed over $50 million to local law enforcement to address alcohol-related crime since it was created 25 years ago. For a list of grant agencies, go to the ABC web site at Alcohol Policing Partnership.

ABC protects communities through education, and by administering prevention and enforcement programs designed to increase compliance with California’s alcoholic beverage laws.

ABC is a department of the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency.

Below is a list of agencies that received grants:

  • Alhambra PD
  • Anaheim PD
  • Bakersfield PD
  • Berkeley PD
  • Cal Poly Univ PD by CalPoly Corp
  • Cloverdale PD/Healdsburg PD
  • Clovis PD
  • Contra Costa CO SO
  • Corona PD
  • Crescent City PD
  • Desert Hot Springs PD
  • El Cajon PD
  • Folsom PD
  • Fortuna PD
  • Fresno CO SO
  • Huntington Beach PD
  • Inglewood PD
  • Kings CO SO
  • La Mesa PD
  • Lakeport PD/Clearlake PD
  • Lodi PD
  • Los Angeles CO SO
  • Los Angeles PD
  • Manteca PD
  • Menlo Park PD
  • Merced PD
  • Oakland PD
  • Oceanside PD
  • Ontario PD
  • Orange CO SO
  • Oroville PD
  • Parlier PD
  • Redding PD
  • Ridgecrest PD
  • Riverside PD
  • Rohnert Park PS/Cotati PD/Cal Sonoma PD
  • Sacramento PD
  • San Bernadino PD
  • San Diego CO SO
  • San Diego PD
  • San Francisco PD
  • San Luis Obispo CO SO
  • San Luis Obispo PD
  • Santa Rosa PD
  • Seal Beach PD
  • Selma PD
  • South Gate PD
  • South Lake Tahoe PD
  • Sutter Creek PD/Jackson PD/Ione PD
  • Visalia PD


Additional information may be obtained by contacting:

Public Information Office
3927 Lennane Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834
Email: pio@abc.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 419-2525

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