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Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws in Rhode Island

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

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.

The goals of the EUDL program in Rhode Island are: To effect population level reductions in underage drinking and to reduce youth access to alcohol through policy, awareness, and enforcement strategies. In order to attain the above goals, the RI Department of Mental Health, Retardation & Hospitals (MHRH) has awarded a contract to Mothers Against Drunk Driving ' Rhode Island (MADD-RI) to manage and implement the EUDL grant. MHRH will reimburse local police departments for their enforcement efforts and their implementation of the Alcohol Purchase Survey. Responsibility for pulling the survey, survey analysis and reporting will continue to rest with the department. NCA/NCF

Date Created: June 17, 2010