Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program

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Update: The SFY 2024-26 TGYS request for applications is now open. Click for details and to apply.

The SFY 2024-26 TGYS request for applications (RFA) is now open and applications will be accepted through Dec. 9 at 5 p.m.

Questions about this RFA will be answered via the TGYS SFY 2024-26 RFA Question Submission Form. Questions will be taken beginning Oct. 5. Responses will begin being posted below on Oct. 14. After Oct. 14, questions must be submitted by Thursday at noon each week to have a response posted on the TGYS website on Friday by noon of that same week. The final day to submit questions will be Dec. 1 at noon MST.

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Update: Free storytelling workshops are available for TGYS grantees and partners. Click for details.

Gallaway Consulting Group, with support from the TGYS program, is offering 10 free storytelling workshops to support TGYS grantees and partners across the state whose work aligns with TGYS prevention areas (child abuse and neglect prevention; alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention; student dropout prevention; and youth crime and violence prevention) who wish to include a storytelling narrative (written, audio, or video formats) in their TGYS SFY 2024-26 RFA or other grant applications that incorporate these narratives in their applications. Below are the dates and times for these 90-minute virtual storytelling workshops:


Sept. 28: Noon

Sept 28: 5:30 p.m.


Oct. 14: 9:30 a.m.

Oct. 18: 9:30 a.m.

Oct. 18: Noon

Oct. 19: 9:30 a.m.

Oct. 19: 5:30 p.m.


Nov. 2: Noon

Nov. 2: 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 4: 9:30 a.m.

To register for any of these sessions, please fill out the TGYS Storytelling for Impact Workshop Registration form. There is a space to include topics participants would like to be covered. All sessions will provide the same content, so please register for only one session, as each will be capped at 30 participants.

Please note that no specific TGYS SFY 2024-26 RFA topics will be discussed in this workshop, as it is specifically designed to support any available grant that incorporates a written, audio, or video narrative.

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, a 13-member 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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