The Tony Grampsas Youth Services (TGYS) Program is a statutory program providing funding to local organizations that work with youth and their families through programs designed to prevent youth crime and violence, and child abuse and neglect. TGYS is defined and guided by Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.) 26-6.8-101 through 106. Follow this link to read the statute and learn more about TGYS: Colorado Revised Statutes.
TGYS operates on a three-year grant cycle. The current grant cycle started on July 1, 2014 and goes through June 30, 2017. TGYS expects the next Request for Applications to be released in the fall of 2016.
Thank you to the many worthwhile and important programs that submitted applications in the latest Request for Applications. The process was very competitive and we appreciate all of your hard work and commitment to serving the children, youth, and families of Colorado. A description of TGYS grantee programs can be found below, in the About TGYS section.
Also, based on the additional funding appropriated to TGYS through SB14-215, please see the additional agencies that will be funded for State Fiscal Year 2014-2015: SFY 2014-2015 Marijuana Tax Cash Fund - TGYS Award Announcement
TGYS runs on a three-year funding cycle, and is currently in year one of the cycle. Funds for the 2014-2015 state fiscal year are allocated to TGYS from Master Tobacco Settlement Dollars, the State of Colorado General Fund, and the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund. This year, TGYS will provide funding to 42 lead agencies, supporting over 70 local community organizations through multi-agency and intermediary-agency partnerships. TGYS also recently awarded funding to 21 additional agencies through the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund for the prevention of youth marijuana use. Please see the announcement above for the agencies awarded this funding.
Click on the following link for descriptions of current TGYS Grantee Programs:
Click on the following link for the TGYS 2012-2013 Fiscal Year Annual Report:
TGYS 2012-2013 Annual Report - the 2013-2014 Annual Report will be available later this Fall
Click on the following link for a list of the TGYS Board Members:
On June 6, 2014, the Governor signed Senate Bill 14-215 that allocates $2.0 million of the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund to the Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program (TGYS) for the prevention of youth marijuana use.
Utilizing TGYS’ established Request for Application (RFA) process, the TGYS Board has approved the distribution of these funds to previously selected TGYS Qualified Agencies that remain unfunded and whose programs positively impact youth outcomes related to marijuana.
TGYS is working in close collaboration with the many state agencies involved in preventing youth marijuana use, and there will be many opportunities for TGYS-funded and –unfunded agencies alike to benefit from the Technical Assistance and Training opportunities that will be provided this year. Some examples of these activities include: trainings offered throughout Colorado by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment related to positive youth development and youth marijuana use; informational resources on the statewide website, www.colorado.gov/marijuana; and public awareness campaigns that will provide information and talking points for youth to understand the potential impacts of marijuana use and for adults to learn ways to engage youth in this conversation.
Together, we intend to help our community partners navigate the new landscape with regards to the resources that will be available as a result of Senate Bill 14-215 and the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund. We are excited to support our communities with these additional and much-needed resources, and we will continue to provide you up to date information as we have it.
Visit the VIPrevention Network website for more information on Violence and Injury Prevention trainings going on across the state at: http://vipreventionnetworkco.com/p/trainings.html