Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program

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The TGYS Program is launching a new Youth Community Partnership Grant

The Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program is launching a new annual Youth and Community Partnership grant to promote and deepen youth and community influence in the policies and decisions that affect Colorado’s marginalized populations. Visit the TGYS Youth and Community Partnership grant page for details.

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 for the State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2022-2023 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, 2020, through June 30, 2023. 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 for more information.

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