The CYD program is targeted at the high juvenile crime ZIP code areas of 76106 and 76164. These ZIP codes are located in the Northside area of Fort Worth. The grant is funded through the Texas Department of Family and Protective Service (DFPS). The program was funded for $500,000 annually from 1996 through 2011. Funding was reduced to $320,201.50 during Fiscal Year 2012. The funding allocation source is 75 percent and 25 percent of federal and state funds. The federal-funded portion is from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, CFDA 93.556.
These programs are operated by a partnership between Tarrant County Public Health and the local 76106/76164 Community Collaborative Committee. The role of the Community Collaborative Committee is to assess the local community needs and select appropriate services. Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) acts as the fiscal agent and manages the subcontracts with youth service providers. These zip code-based programs provide juvenile delinquency prevention services focused on youth-based curriculum classes/activities, recreational services, youth leadership, mentoring, academic support services, recreation, after-school activities, life skills classes, and other appropriate services as determined at the local level.
The CYD Program is strongly community-based, with decision making and funding allocations made at the local level. CYD is an unusually flexible and potentially powerful tool for communities to use in their efforts to support positive options for youth.
The program began in April 1996 with eight (8) youth service providers and this year six (6) youth agencies are providing services under the CYD umbrella. Of our annual allocation, roughly 75 percent of our dollars go toward direct services.
Youth Risk Factors
Fiscal Year 2013-2014 CYD Service Providers
Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
Community Strength and Needs Assessment