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 Colorado plans to provide program funding to support underage drinking enforcement efforts throughout the State by implementing several activities that include training local law enforcement (in methodology and procedure of underage alcohol prevention); adding manpower to assist with party patrols and compliance checks; providing sub-grants to local law enforcement agencies to enforce underage drinking laws in collaboration with universities, high schools, community coalitions, and alcohol treatment programs. The sub-grant activities will incorporate Cops in Shops, holiday and party patrols, tracking sources of alcohol obtained by minors, mandatory ticketing/arrest of minors and adults for violations of underage drinking laws, notification of schools, colleges and parents regarding violations, ID checks in high risk areas, and presentations to community groups, target groups, and vendors.