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.
Arkansas will distribute literature statewide to educate the vendors, law enforcement, and the public in general, to assist the vendors in identifying fraudulent identifications. Server awareness training will be provided by Alcohol, Beverage and Control Enforcement (ABCE) Agents via video, and vendors will also receive training and literature to familiarize them with ABC rules, regulations, and State laws. The State will also award mini-grants to assist law enforcement in conducting special alcohol awareness/prevention and youth task force projects, continue partnerships with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the Arkansas Collegiate Drug Education Committee (ACDEC), state-wide law enforcement agencies, and faith-based and community organizations by to fund evidence based programs.