Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Grants


NOTE: Federal EUDL grants are no longer funded and IHEC no longer offers EUDL subawards to Illinois schools. This page remains for reference purposes only.


General Description of EUDL Grants

The Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) grants are given out by the Illinois Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Other Drug and Violence Prevention (IHEC) office to those schools who through their EUDL proposal have suggested the most effective use of the grant funds, while following the guidelines of the grant. The grant is designed with the intention of allowing university police or security departments and those police departments that are associated with the university to have more support in their efforts to curb underage drinking.

Eighty percent of the grant funds should go directly to these departments of law enforcement to support their underage drinking efforts, media campaigning, and data gathering. The remaining twenty percent of the funding can be used for relevant coalition activities and approved programming regarding underage drinking. All educational promotion must sponsor a “NO USE” message for underage drinking.

Examples of law enforcement support that can be authorized by the EUDL grant include: training of law enforcement officers, media coverage of EUDL related activities, enhancement of campus or community policies, compliance monitoring of off and on-premise establishments, monitoring adult and youth citations as issued during enforcement operations, providing awareness and educational activities regarding any underage drinking prevention practices implemented during the reporting period, as well as conducting various drinking enforcement operations. Drinking law enforcement operations that could be authorized with the EUDL grant include: compliance checks, shoulder taps, surveillance, party patrols, controlled party dispersal, and/or DUI enforcement. These drinking law enforcement operations can be used to compliment programs and operations already in existence.

Those institutions that receive the EUDL grant will be required to complete: progress and financial reports, face-to-face meetings with IHEC staff (minimum of twice a year for the purpose of assessing progress and trouble-shooting), quarterly online meetings,and a final progress and financial report at the end of the granting period. 



Funding provided in whole or in part by the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention