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Details for Service Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws
Service Name Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Program Name Access, Outreach
Goal Expand awareness, understanding and use of information to enhance the health and safety of North Carolinians.
Objective Assure that children and/or adults have access to consistent and accurate health and safety information through outreach and education.
Division Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Use Services
Service Description

The Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Program/Preventing Underage Drinking Initiative service

supports efforts by communities to prevent the sale of alcohol to minors (under age 21) and to prevent

minors from buying or consuming alcoholic beverages. This is accomplished by providing grants, education and technical assistance to Community Collaboratives. A Collaborative (or coalition) is an organized alliance among individuals or groups within a community joining together for a common cause. The Collaboratives support enforcement of underage drinking laws by monitoring retailers and through statewide efforts to raise awareness of the potential harm associated with underage drinking.


The Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Program/Preventing Underage Drinking Initiative is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) Substance Abuse Block Grant and implements various strategies to prevent underage drinking. Primary strategies focus on:


-Decreasing underage access to alcohol;

-Changing community norms that promote underage and high risk alcohol use; and,

-Addressing policies pertaining to underage drinking.

Web Site http://www.ncdhhs.gov/mhddsas/ Year First Initiated 1998
Available State Wide Yes Geographic Area Served
Grants Provided Yes Competitive Bidding Yes
Competitive Bidding Details The RFA process is utilized and only 501-C 3 organizations may apply. Fifteen collaboratives were funded in SFY 2011.
Waiting List No Waiting List Start Date
Number Waiting
Waiting List Details

Income Eligibility
Income Eligibility No
Income Eligibility Method
Income Eligibility Type
Whose Income Eligibility
Income Disregard No
Income Disregard Desc
Income Verified No
Income Verified Method
Income Criteria
Income Eligibility Change
Income Eligibility Method Prior To Change
Income Eligibility Other

Target Population
Age Range Start Age Range End
11 21

Legal Authority
Authorization Level Authorization Type Citation
State Statute General Statute 122-C Mental Health, Developmental Disabilties, and Substance Abuse Act of 1985.

Budget Information
State Fiscal Year (SFY)
As of the month of
Authorized Budget Fiscal Year 2024 SFY 2023-2024 Year To Date Expenditures Balance
Salary and Fringes (1X) 0 0 0
Salary Other (1X) 0 0 0
Operating (2X-5X) 0 0 0
Contracts/Allocations (6X) 0 0 0
Reserves (7X) 0 0 0
Transfers (8X) 0 0 0
Total Requirements 0 0 0
Receipts-Federal 0 0 0
Receipts- Local receipts 0 0 0
Receipts- Other receipts 0 0 0
Total Receipts 0 0 0
General Fund Appropriations 0 0 0
State Local Other
0 0 0
State Local
0 0