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.
In the State of Minnesota, the primary goals of the EUDL program are to decrease the incidence of adults providing alcohol to youth and to raise awareness of the dangers of underage drinking to all Minnesotans. The State hopes to impact a change in the prevailing social norm, so that Minnesotans understand that underage drinking is Not acceptable. To accomplish this, the State of Minnesota plans to provide program funding throughout the State to implement activities that include:
' Providing comprehensive law enforcement and server training programs,
' Manage local compliance check and alternative enforcement grants,
' Encourage and support community initiatives, policies, and ordinances,
' Encourage and support additional or enhanced judicial initiatives,
' Encourage and support youth task force activities, and
' Provide outreach to youth, parents, educators, and the public at large.
Progress toward reaching these goals will be measured by the number of attendees and the quality of training events, the number and outcome of compliance checks and the alternative enforcement activities conducted, the number of local policy and ordinance changes, the number of additional or enhanced judicial initiatives implemented, the number of youth involved in task force activities, and the level of public outreach and earned medial initiatives achieved.