Alcohol Fund 101

ALCOHOL FUND 101

In 2000 SB 153, (chapter 328, Laws of 2000, effective July 1, 2001), created the Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Treatment Fund, commonly known as the Alcohol Fund.

Through this law, the Alcohol Fund was designated to be funded from 5% of the total gross profits sale of liquor in New Hampshire to be non-lapsing and continually appropriated.

The language of the laws that created the Alcohol Fund and the Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs (RSA 176 – A: 1, III and RSA 12 – J: 3, V) states that the money from this fund is disbursed by the Governor’s Commission with the following guidelines: “for alcohol and other drug abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment services and other purposes related to duties of the Commission”

Alcohol Fund dollars are non-restricted and are not required to be used in any specific way (unlike federal funds).

If the Alcohol Fund was fully funded, it would provide New Hampshire the opportunity to fill major gaps in prevention, treatment and recovery.

The Governor’s Commission, which is made up of various stakeholders in the prevention, treatment and recovery arenas, decide how to allocate these funds based on the needs in the state.

Click here for the full language of the Alcohol Fund law.

Click here for the full language of the Governor's Commission law.