Statesville ABC Board distributes funds to community groups, city

  

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PRESS RELEASE

Statesville ABC Announces Distributions and Education Grant Applications

More than $11.8 million in profits has been distributed to community organizations since the Statesville ABC Board was organized in 1973.  The legislation approved at that time directed the board to use a portion of the net income for law enforcement, alcohol education and adequate working capital.

The major benefit to the community can be seen in the remaining distribution of these funds: 25% to Iredell-Statesville Schools, 25% to Mitchell Community College, 10% to Iredell Museums and 40% to the City of Statesville.

In the recent quarterly distributions, ending March 31, 2017, the Statesville ABC Board distributed $7,549 to I-SS, $7,549 to MCC, $3,020 to Iredell Museums and $17,018 to the City of Statesville.

Substance Abuse Programs Grants

In addition to these allocations, the Statesville ABC Board also makes annual distributions to local agencies to assist in their substance abuse programs.  In 2016, a total of $26,000 was given to: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Piedmont, Counseling Center at Children’s Hope Alliance, Exchange SCAN Child and Parenting Center, Iredell 4-H Clubs and Fifth Street Ministries.

These education grants are made annually.  Local organizations can find out more about these grants and download an application at www.statesvilleabc.com, or by calling 704-873-5078 or emailing tip.nicholson@gmail.com.  The applications are due by July 15, 2017.

“One of the benefits of being a control state is that a community can decide itself how best to distribute the local ABC Board profits.  In 1973, our citizens decided to share it with two educational institutions, the municipal government, community service organizations and the museum.  The ABC Board is dedicated to operating an efficient and profitable business that adds to our community’s great quality of life,” David Pope, Statesville ABC Chairperson.

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