Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $145,829)
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 Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) EUDL grant for 2010 will continue with its Empowering Florida Youth Initiative and increase statewide enforcement, coordinate among law enforcement agencies, and cooperate with community based programs and other state agencies working to reduce underage drinking.
Specifically they will:
Develop and maintain the community youth leadership task forces that will reflect and implement best and most promising practices to increase the enforcement of underage drinking laws;
Develop youth driven action plans for increasing the enforcement of underage drinking laws to prevent and reduce underage drinking;
Work with community and youth leaders to develop and implement an action plan to meet the minimum grant requirements by increasing awareness of alcohol issues, engaging in policy change regarding alcohol, developing and maintaining a sustainable youth empowerment initiative, reducing the social availability of alcohol to youth, adopting/changing local policies as related to underage drinking, and collaborate with the Statewide Social Marketing Project and other media partners.