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.
The State of Minnesota's Department of Traffic Safety's primary goal for EUDL is to decrease youth access and consumption of alcohol. The primary objective is to decrease the incidence of adults providing alcohol to youth. The secondary objective is to raise awareness of the underage drinking problem to all Minnesotans and facilitate modifying perceptions and attitudes that reflect alcohol use before the age of 21 is not acceptable. To accomplish this, the State of Minnesota plans to provide program funding throughout the State to implement activities that include: providing comprehensive law enforcement and server training programs, managing local compliance check and alternative enforcement grants, encouraging and supporting community initiatives, policies, and ordinances, encouraging and supporting additional or enhanced judicial initiatives and youth task force activities, and providing outreach to youth, parents, educators, and the public at large. Progress toward reaching these goals will be measured by the number of attendees and the quality of training events, the number and outcome of compliance checks and the alternative enforcement activities conducted, the number of local policy and ordinance changes, the number of additional or enhanced judicial initiatives implemented, the number of youth involved in task force activities, and the level of public outreach and earned medial initiatives achieved. NCA/NCF