Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program seeking applications for youth board members

The Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program (TGYS) is seeking applications for youth board members for the TGYS Board. TGYS provides 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, and child abuse and neglect. 

Download a flyer to learn more about applying for the board.

The TGYS Board is a group of 13 members who serve in an advisory capacity to CDHS on TGYS-related decisions. TGYS Board meetings are held 5-6 times each year in Denver, CO. Youth board members receive a $30 stipend for each meeting and are reimbursed for actual expenses incurred, such as mileage, hotel and per diem, when attending meetings. The upcoming vacancies may be affiliated with any political party at this time.

Primary Board responsibilities are:

  • Approve program guidelines
  • Develop criteria for awarding grants
  • Determine standards 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 selections 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.

To apply for a youth board member position, complete the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions Application and include a current resume.  The application can be found here:

Application deadline is Friday, March 30, 2018.  For questions, please contact Kristi Griffith-Jones, TGYS Program Administrator, or 303.866.4773.

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