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South Carolina Alcohol Enforcement Teams

Award Information

Award #
2011-AH-FX-0060
Location
Awardee County
Richland
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.

South Carolina's Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) will utilize the Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Block grant funding to supplement and maintain sixteen Alcohol Enforcement Teams (AETs) throughout the State. The Alcohol Enforcement Team model, which includes community coalition maintenance and development, merchant education, and law enforcement partnership, specifies a multi- or single jurisdictional alcohol law enforcement approach (depending on the needs and participation of law enforcement within the target area) in a community. EUDL funds will be added to State dollars, yet to be determined, to support the AETs operations. In its efforts to enforce underage drinking laws, South Carolina is committed to the following program goals:

To strengthen local efforts to enforce underage drinking laws and raise awareness of the dangers of underage drinking.

To prevent and reduce, through enhanced law enforcement efforts, youth access to alcohol and the availability of alcohol to underage youth.

To build capacity among local law enforcement, alcohol merchants and other key stakeholders to prevent and reduce underage drinking.

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.

South Carolina's Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) will utilize the Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Supplemental Block grant funding to support the following activities: 1) Statewide Alcohol Enforcement Team (AET) leadership summit; 2) The Palmetto Retailers Education Program (PREP); 3) Alcohol Retailer's Guide; and 4) Alcohol Enforcement Team (AET) Incentive Program. In its efforts to enforce underage drinking laws, South Carolina is committed to the following program goals: to strengthen local efforts to enforce underage drinking laws and raise awareness of the dangers of underage drinking; to prevent and reduce, through enhanced law enforcement efforts, youth access to alcohol and the availability of alcohol to underage youth; and to build capacity among local law enforcement, alcohol merchants and other key stakeholders to prevent and reduce underage drinking. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 4, 2011