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Strategic Underage Drinking Enforcement Project

Award Information

Award #
2011-AH-FX-0029
Location
Awardee County
Kennebec
Congressional District
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.

The State of Maine Department of Health and Human Services goal is to reduce the percentage of youth in Maine who report current and lifetime use of alcohol, as well as recent binge drinking and to build capacity among stakeholders to effectively enforce underage drinking laws. This program will focus primarily on increasing the effectiveness of enforcement, reducing underage access to alcohol, and building and maintaining statewide partnerships and infrastructure for collaboration. The targeted populations for program activities are law enforcement, Maine liquor licenses, college students, and 18-20 year olds who commit low level alcohol-related offenses residing throughout the State of Maine. Performance measures have been identified to measure the progress of each project activity. The performance measures includes monitoring numbers of compliance checks, violation data from law enforcement, evaluation of the Card ME Program, progress made towards a diversion program for courts, and work done at the college level through evaluation and an online college student survey. 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.

Maine's 2013 Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Block Grant proposal focuses primarily on reducing underage alcohol sales and service in Maine by enhancing law enforcement's capacity to implement evidence-based illegal alcohol access enforcement strategies. The focus of the proposed grant funding is to prevent illegal sales and service and limit youth access to alcohol. According to the Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey, 67.4% of Maine youth report it is very easy or somewhat easy to get alcohol and 84.6% report that they would probably not or definitely not get caught by the police if they drank alcohol. With the proposed grant funding, Maine hopes to reduce both of these numbers by 2 percentage points.
NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 4, 2011