The Tony Grampsas Youth Services (TGYS) Program is a statutory program providing funding to local organizations for prevention, intervention, and education programs for children, youth, and their families designed to prevent youth crime and violence, youth marijuana use, and child abuse and neglect. TGYS is defined and guided by Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.) 26-6.8-101 through 106. Funds for the 2016-17 State Fiscal Year (SFY) are allocated to TGYS from the tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, the State of Colorado General Fund and the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund.
TGYS operates on a three-year grant cycle, and is currently in year three of the cycle. The current grant cycle started on July 1, 2014 and goes through June 30, 2017. Each year a non-competitive renewal application and contract renewal process is required pending contract and program compliance by grantees.
In 2016-17, TGYS is providing funding to 79 lead agencies, supporting over 120 local community organizations through multi-agency and intermediary-agency partnerships.