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The Liquor Enforcement Division, Colorado Dept of Revenue, Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Program.

Award Information

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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 Colorado Department of Revenue will continue with statewide enforcement by utilizing its FY 2011 EUDL grant through coordination with law enforcement agencies, cooperation with community based programs, and utilization of local media. Both the Liquor Enforcement Division (LED), and its sub-grantees, will continue to focus on reducing the availability of alcohol to minors, changing social norms, and boosting public and institutional support for underage drinking law enforcement. Specifically, LED goals are geared towards enforcing underage drinking laws statewide through enforcement by LED investigators, conducting operations on its own initiative and in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies, maintaining a EUDL support emphasis for local law enforcement agencies by providing training and assistance, providing sub-grants to urban law enforcement agencies to enforce compliance with underage drinking laws, in collaboration with community based programs such as colleges, schools, community coalitions, and alcohol prevention and treatment programs. In addition, each sub-grant will provide discretionary funding for local advertising, creating a new initiative to provide sub-grants to rural law enforcement agencies. The sub-grants will be smaller with the goal of focusing on enforcement activities, equipment purchases and local education and awareness activities. The LED has processes in place to collect and report all required performance measures. Additional measures may apply to individual objectives for the LED and its sub-contractors. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 4, 2011