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.
The State of Minnesota plans to provide program funding to support underage drinking enforcement efforts throughout the State by implementing several activities that include the provision of comprehensive law enforcement and server training programs; managing local compliance check and alternative enforcement grants; encouraging and supporting community initiatives, policies and ordinances; encouraging and supporting additional or enhanced judicial initiatives; encouraging and supporting youth task force activities; and, provide outreach to youth, parents, educators, and the public at large. Minnesota's underage drinking prevention and intervention strategies are comprehensive. The EUDL program represents only one funding stream dedicated to this total initiative.