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 Colorado EUDL initiative in 2010 will continue to progress the statewide enforcement of underage drinking laws, coordination among law enforcement agencies, cooperation with community based programs, and dissemination of information through local media outlets. Both the Liquor Enforcement Division (LED) and its sub-grantees will continue to focus on reducing the availability of alcohol to minors, changing social norms, and boosting public and institutional support for underage drinking law enforcement.
Specifically the State will promote:
1. Enforcing underage drinking laws statewide through enforcement by LED investigators, conducting operations on its own initiative and in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies.
2. Maintaining a EUDL support emphasis for local law enforcement agencies by providing training and assistance.
3. Providing sub-grants to local law enforcement agencies to enforce compliance with underage drinking laws in collaboration with community based programs at colleges and schools, community coalitions, and alcohol prevention and treatment programs. In addition, each sub-grant will provide discretionary funding for local advertising.
4. A new initiative to develop and implement a website with a statewide database for underage drinking citations and compliance checks, communication links for underage enforcement, and anonymous reporting.
The LED has processes in place to collect and report all required performance measures. Additional measures may apply to individual objectives for the LED and its sub-contractors.