Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $799,545)
OJJDP's Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Assessment, Strategic Planning, and Implementation Initiative seeks to reduce the availability of alcoholic beverages to and the consumption of alcoholic beverages by persons who are younger than 21 years old through assessment, strategic planning, and program implementation. The initiative will provide funds to governor-designated state agencies that win the competition to implement research-based and promising practices to enforce underage drinking laws and prevent underage persons from consuming alcohol. The EUDL Program is authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117).
This grant will support the improvement of Maine's system for analyzing underage drinking data to guide strategic planning, strengthening a statewide Underage Drinking Taskforce, and systematically increasing the effective and visible enforcement of underage drinking laws through enhanced research-based prevention and intervention programming. By implementing these efforts statewide and within Maine's eight Public Health Districts, this project will impact youths', adults', communities', and public systems' knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and perceptions around underage drinking and related laws. CA/NCF