TGYS Youth and Community Partnership Grant

The Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program (TGYS) is launching a new annual Youth and Community Partnership (YCP) Grant to promote and deepen youth and community influence in the policies and decisions that affect Colorado’s marginalized populations. TGYS envisions an increase in collaboration and inclusion of youth and community members' voices to prevent youth crime and violence; youth alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; student dropout; and child abuse and neglect. 

The YCP Grant request for application (RFA) is carefully designed to boost equitable access to funds for organizations serving marginalized populations that face barriers, rural areas, frontier counties, and tribal entities. Youth and community involvement is required throughout this grant process.

Grant details

What: The YCP Grant is a one-year funding opportunity to support youth and community-led initiatives within communities. A youth and community-led initiative is one that involves the youth and community voice at each of the following stages: planning; implementation; budget; and evaluation.


  • Youth or community lead for the project
  • Programmatic support staff from the organization or backbone of the initiative
  • Initiative focused on one of the four TGYS prevention areas: youth crime and violence prevention; youth alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention; student dropout prevention; or child abuse and neglect prevention

Minimum grant: $10,000

Maximum grant: $20,000

Release date: Jan. 31

Deadline: March 14

Grant forms

Expand the section below to view and download forms related to the YCP Grant.

YCP Grant forms

Got questions about the RFA process?

If you have questions about the RFA, you can submit them via the SFY 24 YCP Question Submission Form and we will post answers here every Friday beginning Feb. 10. We highly encourage applicants to review all of the answers regularly, as these are updated weekly and can be very helpful to applicants, even if you do not ask any of your own questions.

Submit your questions