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 Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration's Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Enforcement Division will support local and State police enforcement efforts to include: compliance checks, parking lot surveillance, saturation checkpoints, party patrols, cops in shops, fake ID enforcement, impaired driving with a focus on youth, and enforcement of social host laws. In addition, ABC will provide funding and assistance to colleges and universities to support underage drinking prevention and intervention projects. Their goal is to sustain a Statewide youth task force and roster of youth teams to work inclusively with law enforcement agencies within their communities to reduce underage alcohol consumption. A major part of the overall EUDL implementation strategy is to provide over $173,000 in mini-grants for innovative/collaborative programs and law enforcement strategies throughout the State of Arkansas. NCA/NCF