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Oversight Council on Driving Under the Influence Abatement

Overview - The Oversight Council on Driving or Operating Under the Influence Abatement grant program provides grant funds for two types of programs as authorized by ARS §28-1303:

  • for enforcement purposes, prosecutorial and judicial activities, and/or alcohol abuse treatment services related to preventing and abating driving or operating under the influence occurrences in a motor vehicle or a motorized watercraft as defined in ARS §5-301; and,
  • for innovative programs that use emerging technologies to educate, prevent, or deter occurrences of driving or operating under the influence in a motor vehicle or a motorized watercraft as established by ARS §28-1304.

The goal of this program is to fund Arizona programs and services in order to reduce occurrences of driving under the influence. Through an inter-governmental agreement (IGA), the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJC) provides administrative support to the Oversight Council On Driving or Operating Under the Influence Abatement (the Council).

Eligibility - The goal of program is to fund Arizona programs and services in order to reduce occurrences of driving under the influence. Through an inter-governmental agreement (IGA), the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJC) provides administrative support to the Oversight Council On Driving or Operating Under the Influence Abatement (the Council).

Agencies that apply for grants for innovative programs that use emerging technologies to educate, prevent, or deter occurrences of driving or operating under the influence in a motor vehicle or a motorized watercraft are also eligible.

Funding - Funding availability is dependent on the additional assessment assessed and collected per A.R.S §§ 28-1382 and 1383.

Enforcement Program: Seventy percent (70%) of the monies in the abatement fund will be awarded to political subdivisions and tribal governments for enforcement purposes, prosecutorial and judicial activities and/or alcohol abuse treatment services related to preventing and abating driving or operating under the influence occurrences in a motor vehicle pursuant to ARS §§28-1381 and 1382 or a motorized watercraft as defined in ARS §5-301. Awards will be granted for a period of six months, from July 1st through December 31st. A second award period is from January 1st through June 30th.

Innovative Program: Twenty-five percent (25%) of the monies in the abatement fund will be awarded to programs that use emerging technologies to educate, prevent, or deter occurrences of driving or operating under the influence in a motor vehicle ARS §§28-1381 and 1382 or a motorized watercraft as defined in ARS §5-301. Awards will be granted for a period of one year, from July 1st through June 30th.

How/When to Apply - The Council will post a notification on the ACJC web site at www.azcjc.gov for grant announcements at the end of April and the end of October. Enforcement program awards will be granted for six-month time periods, allowing for two cycles per year. Innovative program awards will have one grant cycle per year and be issued for twelve-month time periods.