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Vermont's Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

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 Vermont plans to provide program funding to support underage drinking enforcement efforts throughout the State by implementing several activities that include continuation of funding to law enforcement agencies for the Stop Teen Alcohol Risk Team (START) project; grant support to the Department of Liquor Control Officers for compliance monitoring utilizing youth to assist in conducting additional compliance checks around the State; funding to the Vermont Criminal justice Training Council (Police Academy) to provide training and technical assistance to START teams; public awareness education campaign to increase adult and youth cognizance about the dangers of underage drinking, thereby altering the current social norm; and support for telephone system, computers and staff to continue the 1-866-ITS-FAKE identification verification system.


Date Created: July 9, 2009