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EUDL 2011

Award Information

Award #
2011-AH-FX-0024
Location
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2011
Total funding (to date)
$359,639

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.

Puerto Rico's Office of the Commissioner of Municipal Affairs (OCMA) has participated in the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) program since 2008. The main focus of the island's EUDL program has been the prevention of alcohol abuse by minors through media coverage and programs designed to educate youth about the health problems caused by alcohol. In 2011, OCMA will expand the focus of its EUDL program. The island will use its office of "Codes of Public Order" to coordinate with local police on the enforcement of existing laws that prohibit the sale of alcohol to minors. OCMA will encourage participating municipalities to amend their ordinances requiring all establishments that sell alcohol to request identification from patrons upon entrance. In addition, local police will be encouraged to create specific units for the execution of compliance checks. NCA/NCF

OJJDP's State and Community Development Awards program was established to provide grants and cooperative agreements to organizations that OJJDP has selected for funds in prior years. This program has been authorized by an Act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice.

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.

Puerto Rico EUDL initiative will support innovative and collaborative programs to prevent and combat underage drinking. More specifically, Puerto Rico will partner with the Center for Evaluation and Socio Medical Research (CIES) to support best practices, innovative and collaboration with new/existing projects on preventing and intervening underage drinking. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 4, 2011