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.
TGYS runs on a three-year funding cycle, and is currently in year one of the cycle. Funds for the 2014-15 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 64 lead grantee agencies, supporting over 100 local community organizations through multi-agency and intermediary-agency partnerships.
Click on the following link for descriptions of current TGYS Grantee Programs:
Click on the following link for the TGYS 2012-13 Fiscal Year Annual Report:
TGYS 2012-13 Annual Report - the 2013-14 Annual Report COMING SOON!
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 approved the distribution of these funds to previously selected TGYS Qualified Agencies that remained 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. Please click on the link below to see a compiled list of many of the existing resources in addressing the prevention of youth marijuana use:
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