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 Wyoming's Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse will utilize FY 2011 EUDL funds to support a comprehensive program for enforcement of State laws that prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages to minors and to prevent the purchase or consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors. This effort will be solidly based on the foundation of the Institute of Medicine/National Academies of Sciences Report (IOM/NAS), 'Reducing Underage Drinking: A Collective Responsibility'. The EUDL funds will be sub-contracted to the Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police (WASCOP) for State-wide distribution and programming. WASCOP is a non-profit 501(c)3 non-profit. Recommendations for the distribution of funds will be made by the statewide Alcohol Enforcement Issues Advisory Council. Integration of existing county level prevention strategic efforts with law enforcement to maximize community successes will be a primary focus of Wyoming's policy level efforts this year.