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 primary goal of the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety's ('GOHS') Fiscal Year ('FY') 2010 Enforcing Underage Drinking ('EUDL') program is to aggressively enforce Arizona's liquor laws relating to youth alcohol possession, consumption and unlawful sales of alcoholic products to youth. GOHS' FY 2010 EUDL proposal has two components: 1. Enforcement. GOHS will coordinate with law enforcement agencies from across the State to coordinate high visibility enforcement campaigns directed at ensuring that businesses that sell and serve alcoholic products are complying with Arizona's liquor laws. EUDL funding will provide these agencies with overtime funds to coordinate effective youth alcohol enforcement programs. 2. Education. GOHS will continue State-wide underage drinking prevention campaigns will be key component to the program. Strategies to help Arizona reach its goals and objectives will include: 1. High Visibility Enforcement; expansion of compliance check programs; TRACE Program 2. Training related to programs 3. Expand and publicize state-wide and local media campaigns 4. Support innovative prevention programs 5. Increase underage drinking prevention awareness and programs among Arizona's Latino and Native American communities.