Apply to be a youth board member for the Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program

June 7, 2021

The Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program (TGYS) is seeking applications for the TGYS board. The goal of TGYS is to provide grant funding to programs throughout the state of Colorado for prevention, intervention, and education in the areas of youth crime and violence, youth marijuana use, high school dropout, and child abuse and neglect. Learn more about TGYS.

The TGYS board is a 13 member, Type II body (i.e. the board has an advisory role) that serves in an advisory capacity to the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) on TGYS-related decisions and is authorized by C.R.S. 26-6.9-103. TGYS board members may be reappointed for a total of no more than two, three-year terms. TGYS board meetings are held 5-6 times/year in Denver, with the opportunity to participate virtually. Board members are not reimbursed for serving on the board, but reimbursement for expenses incurred in the performance of their duties may be provided upon request.  

The TGYS board has the responsibility to:

  • Approve program guidelines
  • Develop criteria for awarding grants
  • Determine criteria for measuring the effectiveness of programs that receive grants under the TGYS program
  • Establish timelines for submission and review of grant applications 
  • Review applications received for grants and approve grant funding
  • Recommend grant choices to the Governor for final approval

CDHS values broad, diverse representation on its boards to ensure adequate representation of stakeholders and the public. Therefore, we are requesting your assistance in distributing this notice to interested and qualified young people in your networks. Ideal youth candidates will have participated in a youth prevention program similar to those being funded by TGYS but are not a participant in a current TGYS Funded Program. To apply for a position on the TGYS board, complete the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions Application and submit a current resume. 

Application: Available online
Deadline: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Questions? Email Kristi Griffith, TGYS Program Administrator,

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