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Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security/Highway Safety Division FFY 2011 Enforcement of Underage Drinking Laws project.

Award Information

Award #
2011-AH-FX-0058
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.
Massachusetts' Executive Office of Public Safety and Security's (EOPSS) Highway Safety Division (HSD), will utilize funding to support the efforts of communities to reduce and prevent underage drinking through targeted compliance enforcement operations. Specifically, EOPSS-HSD will identify and fund a select number of local and campus police law enforcement agencies that will conduct a variety of underage drinking enforcement operations based on data and best practices. Additionally, the State will provide funding to the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) for a Liquor Enforcement Program based on data and best practices. EOPSS-HSD will also continue to develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders including underage drinking prevention advocacy organizations, community safety groups, citizens, State and local police departments, and complementary State and federal agencies. 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 will be 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.

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), Office of Grants and Research (OGR), Highway Safety Division (HSD) is the agency responsible for implementing highway safety programs. EOPSS/HSD will identify and fund a select number of local law enforcement agencies that will conduct a variety of underage drinking enforcement operations based on data and best practices. Operations may include compliance checks, cops in shops, party patrols, surveillance patrols, and shoulder taps. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 4, 2011