Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program


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About the Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program

The Tony Grampsas Youth Services (TGYS) program is a statutory program providing funding to community-based organizations for prevention and intervention programs for children, youth, and their families working to prevent youth crime and violence, youth alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, student dropout, and child abuse and neglect. TGYS is defined and guided by Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.) 26-6.8-101 through 106. Funds are allocated to TGYS from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, the State of Colorado General Fund, and the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund. 

TGYS operates on a three-year grant cycle. The current grant cycle runs July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2026. Each year a non-competitive renewal application and contract renewal process is required pending contract and program compliance by grantees.

In accordance with C.R.S. 26-6.8-103, the 13-member Tony Grampsas Youth Services Board oversees and provides leadership for the TGYS Program. The TGYS Board is authorized to establish program guidelines, grant application timelines, match requirements, criteria for awarding grants, and result-oriented criteria for measuring the effectiveness of programs that receive any type of TGYS funds. Visit the TGYS Board page or contact us at cdhs_tgysprogram@state.co.us for more information.

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