Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $360,000)
The goal of the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Program is to support and enhance State efforts, in cooperation with local jurisdictions, to enforce laws prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages, or the consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors. For the purpose of the program, minors are defined as individuals under 21 years of age.
Specifically, the State of North Carolina intends to utilize EUDL funds to further develop innovative strategies to help achieve the long-term goals of preventing underage drinking by building upon the North Carolina EUDL grant activities. This continuing effort is designed to further support and develop community collaboratives working to implement environmental management strategies to prevent underage drinking. Activities will include, but not be limited to, such community mobilization and law enforcement partnership efforts as: alcohol purchase surveys, sobriety checkpoints, responsible server training, media advocacy, youth empowerment, and policy advocacy. Short-term outcomes include increasing quality youth participation, enhancing community mobilization efforts and community/law enforcement partnerships.