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Illinois Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Block Grant Program

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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 goal of the State of Illinois's EUDL program is to reduce the availability and consumption of alcohol by minors. The State aims to accomplish this goal by supporting enforcement programs to reduce underage drinking. The target population is law enforcement, institutions of higher education and youth under age 21. The objectives are to increase the number of certified alcohol law enforcement specialists; increase in the use of evidence-based enforcement practices by law enforcement; increase the use of innovative programs and evidence-based strategies to address underage drinking by college students. Grants will be awarded to police departments that will implement enforcement strategies aimed at reducing underage drinking. These enforcement activities may include: compliance checks, party dispersal or patrols, DWI enforcement with an emphasis on youth, bar checks and false ID checks. Prevention First, Inc. will coordinate training to certify law enforcement as 'Alcohol Enforcement Specialists' throughout Illinois. The Illinois Higher Education Center will award mini-grants to colleges that will implement and evaluate enforcement-based strategies to reduce underage drinking on State college campuses. NCA/NCF

Date Created: June 17, 2010