Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Wednesday, July 5, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS AWARDS $34,500 IN YOUTH CRIME PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION GRANTS TO OURAY 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. Ouray County organizations and programs received $34,500.
"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 Ouray County organization and program is a YCPI recipient for fiscal year 2000-2001:
Ouray County Recreation Board: Ouray County Summer Camp and Youth Center
– Awarded $34,500.
Program Description: Serves youth ages 10-15 with positive challenge activities such as rock climbing, mountain biking, ropes course, pottery, dance, theater, and weaving. Activities are offered in the summer, after-school, and evenings.
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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