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Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Program

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

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The Appropriations Act for the Departments of Commerce, Justice and State, the Judiciary, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003, and for other purposes (Appropriations Act) appropriated $25 million to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Block grants of $360,000 were to be made available to States and the District of Columbia to build the following types of approaches into a state strategy: 1) Statewide task forces of State and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies to target establishments suspected of a pattern of violations of State laws governing the sale and consumption of alcohol by minors; 2) public advertising programs to educate establishments about statutory prohibitions and sanctions; and 3) innovative programs to prevent and combat underage drinking. In addition, $6,640,000 was to support discretionary awards and training and technical assistance to support program activity at the State and local levels. In response, OJJDP awarded each State and the District of Columbia a $360,000 block grant to be administered by the agency designated by each State's governor or the Mayor of the District of Columbia. Five States (CA, CT, FL, MO, and NY) won competitive discretionary awards to support, demonstrate, and evaluate the Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws program at the local level. Each State received up to $960,000. Supplemental awards were provided to the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) in support of the training and technical assistance effort and to Wake Forest University School of Medicine in support of the national evaluation.