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Iowa's Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $300,000)

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 Iowa's Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning (CJJP) of the Iowa Department of Human Rights provides for a statewide distribution of the EUDL Block Grants Program through the Iowa Juvenile Justice/Youth Development Project. EUDL funding is combined with federal JABG and Formula funding and allocated to the eight District Juvenile Courts across that state. The allocation is based on the number of youth 5 to 18 years of age in the judicial district with a contract offered to Juvenile Court Services upon submission of an approved JJYD Plan for the district. The Chief Juvenile Court Officers and their staff work with local law enforcement, community human service organizations, treatment providers and schools to plan, develop and provide programs for court involved youth and youth at risk for court intervention. EUDL funding provides local contracts with law enforcement and other community agencies to provide compliance/enforcement, education and prevention activities around the issue of the underage use of alcohol. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 4, 2011