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 Idaho plans to provide program funding to support underage drinking enforcement efforts throughout the State to reduce youth access to alcohol by implementing several activities that include targeting local law enforcement and coalitions to address local priorities. Law enforcement agencies will undertake special campaigns or patrols to reduce youth alcohol purchases, purchase alcohol sensing equipment and conduct compliance operations. Community coalitions will engage in activities to educate youth and adults though school or community based programs, media campaigns to change social norms, or other evidence-based approaches. In addition to the mini-grants, EUDL funding will help to support the Idaho College Health Coalition, which will survey college students regarding their drug and alcohol behaviors and implement interventions for at-risk students. Funding will also go to the Idaho State Police Bureau of Alcohol Beverage Control to expand training and compliance operations around the state. The RADAR Center will be funded to continue providing free alcohol videos and other materials statewide to educate students and the general public.