Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $356,400)
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.
This proposal from Wyoming seeks to fund a comprehensive program for enforcement of State laws that prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages to minors and to prevent the purchase or consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors. This effort will be solidly based on the foundation of the Institute of Medicine/National Academies of Sciences Report (IOM/NAS), 'Reducing Underage Drinking: A Collective Responsibility'. The Wyoming Department of Health, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS) Division will be the fiscal agency responsible for distributing EUDL funds. The EUDL funds will be sub-contracted to the Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police (WASCOP) for state-wide distribution and programming. WASCOP is a non-profit 501©3 non-profit. Recommendations for the distribution of funds will be made by the statewide Alcohol Enforcement Issues Advisory Council. Specific enforcement performance indicators will be utilized for each sub-grantee based on the enforcement strategies selected. Recommendations from the IOM/NAS Report and the Wyoming Response to the IOM/NAS Report along with OJJDP best practice strategies and will provide a framework for this program and will ground all work.