Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Friday, June 30, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS AWARDS $55,000 IN YOUTH CRIME PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION GRANTS TO PHILLIPS 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. Phillips County organizations and programs received $55,000.
"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 Phillips County organizations and programs are YCPI recipients for fiscal year 2000-2001:
Golden Plains Recreation Center, Inc.: Golden Plains Recreation Center
– Awarded $30,000.
Program Description: Provides healthy recreation alternatives to youth including soccer lessons, baseball, basketball, babysitting classes, holiday activities, drama classes, and arts and crafts. The goal is to provide alternatives to youth in a multigenerational way with a multicultural appeal.
Phillips County Family Education Services, Inc.: Phillips County Literacy
and Family Project – Awarded $25,000.
Program Description: A library literacy program with the goals of increasing children’s communication and reading skills, as well as assisting adults in raising their educational level.
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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