ERIC Number: ED453496
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-May
Reference Count: N/A
Underage Drinking: Information on Federal Funds Targeted at Prevention. Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources, House Committee on Government Reform, and to Representative John L. Mica.
Stana, Richard M.
This document describes a project undertaken to identify the nature and extent of Federal efforts related to the prevention of underage drinking to assist Congress in its deliberations on whether additional attention to alcohol use is needed. The report specifically aims to identify the amount of appropriated fiscal year 2000 Federal funds that addressed prevention of underage drinking, and activities that included media components to publicize the problem of underage drinking. Twenty-three federal agencies were identified as having some activities that address underage drinking and they provided information on their activities. An estimated $71 million of fiscal year 2000 appropriated federal funds were specifically addressed to the prevention of underage drinking. In addition, many federal agencies had program activities that addressed prevention of underage drinking but were unable to isolate funding specifically to alcohol. The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, SAMSHA, and NHTSA identified an estimated $769 out of $2.2 billion of block, formula, and incentive grant funds that may have been used by states to address prevention of drug and alcohol use by youth. Three federal agencies identified seven program activities that included a media component targeting alcohol use by youth. (JDM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Drinking, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Government Role, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Prevention, Youth Problems
U.S. Government Accounting Office, P.O. Box 37050, Washington, DC 20013 (first copy free; additional copies $2 each). Tel: 202-512-6000; Web site: http://www.gao.gov.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
Note: Information developed by Linda Watson, Jared Hermalin, and Lou Smith.