Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Friday, June 30, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS AWARDS $40,973 IN YOUTH CRIME PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION GRANTS TO GRAND COUNTY
Governor awards close to $8 million statewide in YCPI grants
DENVER – Governor Bill Owens has awarded $7.9 million statewide in Youth Crime Prevention and Intervention (YCPI) grants to reduce incidents of youth crime and violence. Grand County organizations and programs received $40,973.
"These monies will go toward helping to address violence and criminal activity among youth in Colorado," said Gov. Owens. "The organizations that are receiving funding will serve thousands of young people and their families through prevention and intervention programs."
The following Grand County organizations and programs are YCPI recipients for fiscal year 2000-2001:
Grand Futures Prevention Coalition: Panthers Den Youth Center –
Program Description: Seeks to reduce youth substance abuse and other high-risk behaviors by maintaining and expanding the Youth Center and providing a variety of teen planned alternative activities, special events, and opportunities for bonding with positive adults. Program serves youth ages 11-19 in east Grand county.
West Grand School District 1 JT: Kremmling Kidwords – Awarded
Program Description: Provides quality and affordable before and after school
School childcare to children ages 5-12. Children targeted are those from families with limited resources, those in need of academic assistance, minority students, and those exhibiting social and/or behavioral difficulties.
The Youth Crime Prevention and Intervention Grant program provides funding for community-based programs that target youth and their families for prevention and intervention services in an effort to reduce incidents of youth crime and violence.
In 1994, the Colorado General Assembly passed legislation that created the YCPI program. The grants will be distributed August 1.
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