Hawaii counties getting money to fight underage drinking
HONOLULU — The state is providing more than $8 million in federal money to the four counties to reduce and prevent underage drinking in Hawaii.
Honolulu is getting $2.3 million, while the Big Island receives $2.1 million. Maui County’s share is $1.4 million, and Kauai will get $1.2 million.
Through a 2006 federal grant, the state committed $10.4 million over five years to address the public health concern of underage drinking.
The program calls for developing a comprehensive strategic prevention plan, expanding the Hawaii Epidemiological Profile for Substance Abuse Prevention and distributing funds to each of the four county mayor’s offices to coordinate activities at the community level.