Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Monday, July 3, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS AWARDS $269,546 IN YOUTH CRIME PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION GRANTS TO LARIMER 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. Larimer County organizations and programs received $269,546.
"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 Larimer County organizations and programs are YCPI recipients for fiscal year 2000-2001:
B.A.S.E. Camp, Inc.: Harris Bilingual B.A.S.E. Camp
Kindergarten Care Program – Awarded $10,000.
Program Description: Serves children ages 3 – 8 through providing activities that reinforce Kindergarten classroom and academic learning. Parents are offered parental support and family night activities.
Larimer County Mental Health Center: Strengthening Latino
Families (SLF) – Awarded $50,000
Program Description: Supports and strengthens Hispanic parents as the natural leaders of their families. Parents are offered skills and information to provide leadership and direction to the children, enhance communication, maintain their leadership in the home, communicate values, and cope with adolescent problems.
Poudre School District: Extended Learning Programs –
Program Description: Provides after school tutoring to at-risk elementary youth. The other services include extended day kindergarten, before and after school childcare, tuition assistance, and summer school assistance.
Poudre School District R1: Even Start Family Centered
Learning – Awarded $31,646.
Program Description: Program uses funds to implement family literacy home-based services. The purpose is to provide family literacy instruction, parent education training and appropriate support services to families residing in the Poudre Valley Mobile Home Park.
Thompson School District R2J: People Offering People
Support (POPS) – Awarded $80,000.
Program Description: Program serves youth through assistance groups that meet during school. The services include tutoring, peer and caring relationships encouraged by the classroom facilitators.
Thompson Valley Preschool: Stretch and Grow –
Program Description: Provides afterschool care for low-income, special needs, and/or at-risk children ages 5 – 11. Activities include exercise, arts and crafts projects, games, computers and snacks.
United Day Care Center: Building Assets for Family Success
– Awarded $35,000.
Program Description: This is an early childhood collaborative effort in the Loveland/Berthoud area. The main focus is to provide parents and early childhood educators information, skills and support needed to be the "first and best teachers" of young children.
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 on August 1.
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