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 Vermont plans to provide program funding to support underage drinking enforcement efforts throughout the State by implementing several activities that include:
' Providing subgrants to support regional Stop Teen Alcohol Risk Teams (START) to enhance local education and enforcement efforts through pro-active and re-active patrols,
' Providing an ID verification phone line to support shop owners in the attempt to avoid sale of alcohol to minors, and
' Developing and sustaining a coordinated public awareness campaign through materials and media messages statewide.