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 purpose of West Virginia's Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws Grant Program is to aid law enforcement in the prevention of underage drinking in the state. Grant funds will support the following strategies: compliance checks, cops-in-shops operations, diversion programs, educational awareness programs, billboards, newspaper articles, and radio ads. The effectiveness of subgrantee response strategies will be measured by the collection of performance measurement data, at six month intervals, and an on-site programmatic visit. The data to be collected will include: the types of strategies conducted, the number of strategies completed, and an increase or reduction in citations and arrests. This impact data will then be analyzed and compared to statewide data, collected by the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration, in an effort to show the effectiveness of the grant program.