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North Carolina EUDL Project

Award Information

Award #
2011-AH-FX-0040
Location
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.

Specifically, the State of North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services plans to utilize EUDL funds to further develop innovative strategies to help achieve the long-term goals of preventing underage drinking by building upon the North Carolina EUDL grant activities. This continuing effort is designed to further support and develop community collaboratives working to implement environmental management strategies to prevent underage drinking. Activities will include, but not be limited to, such community mobilization and law enforcement partnership efforts as: alcohol purchase surveys, sobriety checkpoints, responsible server training, media advocacy, youth empowerment, and policy advocacy. Short-term outcomes include increasing quality youth participation, enhancing community mobilization efforts and community/law enforcement partnerships. 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.

Underage use of alcohol is prevalent in North Carolina. Based on the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System Survey, 34.3% of middle and high school students drank alcohol in the past 30 days and 17.6% of High School students binge drank in the past 30 days. This project will support the NC Preventing Underage Drinking Initiative (NCPUDI) in its efforts to prevent underage alcohol consumption and the resulting social, health, and economic consequences in North Carolina. The project will support continued utilization and development of innovative strategies to help achieve the long-term goals of preventing underage drinking by building upon NCPUDI activities. This effort is designed to support and develop community collaboratives working to implement environmental management strategies to prevent underage drinking. Activities will include such community mobilization and law enforcement partnership efforts as: alcohol purchase surveys, sobriety checkpoints, responsible server training, media advocacy, youth empowerment, and policy advocacy. Short-term outcomes include increasing quality youth participation, enhancing community mobilization efforts and community/law enforcement partnerships; these short term outcomes will be measured by collecting performance measure data from sub-grant recipients. Long term outcomes include reductions in youth alcohol consumption (current use, binge drinking, age of onset) and will be tracked using the North Carolina YRBS and local data, if available. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 4, 2011