Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $360,000)
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.
CNMI plans to utilize EUDL funding to support the Juvenile Justice Task Force, the Department of Public Safety's education and enforcement program, the Attorney Generals Office's Juvenile Prosecutor and the Department of Commerce Alcohol Beverage and Tobacco Services (ABTC) enforcement and awareness efforts. In addition, CNMI will support innovative programs to address underage drinking and the sale of alcohol to minors and to support public advertising campaign to increase public and youth awareness about the danger of underage drinking.