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 Illinois intends to utilize EUDL funds to support the enforcement of underage drinking laws in Illinois by providing support to and building the capacity of law enforcement agencies and institutions of higher education to use best or promising practices to decrease underage drinking. These efforts will target two groups of stakeholders: state and local law enforcement agencies and the campus law enforcement officers of institutions of higher education with underage students. Funds will be awarded to the Illinois State Police Department and Chicago Police Department for law enforcement details. Several mini-grants will be awarded to institutions of higher education to deliver evidence-based programming to address underage drinking. Additional funds will be used for law enforcement training.