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 State of North Carolina's EUDL program involves the utilization and further development of innovative strategies to help achieve the long-term goals of preventing underage drinking. Their continuing effort is designed to further support and develop community collaboratives working to implement environmental management strategies to prevent underage drinking. Activities include, but are not limited to, such community mobilization and law enforcement partnership efforts as: alcohol purchase surveys, responsible server training, media advocacy, youth empowerment, sobriety checkpoints and policy advocacy. Short-term outcomes include increasing quality youth participation, enhancing community mobilization efforts and community/law enforcement partnerships; these short term outcomes will be measured by collecting performance measure data from sub-grant recipients. Long term outcomes include reductions in youth alcohol consumption (current use, binge drinking, age of onset, etc.) and will be tracked using the North Carolina YRBS and local data, if available.