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BEST Grant Program

Established in 2008 with the signing of C.R.S.22-43.7, BEST provides an annual amount of funding in the form of competitive grants to school districts, charter schools, institute charter schools, boards of cooperative educational services, and the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind. BEST funds can be used for the construction of new schools as well as general construction and renovation of existing school facility systems and structures.


BEST Resources

Thinking of Applying for a BEST Grant? Click here to get started

Do you already have a grant or would like to learn more? Visit our Resource Page

Statewide Facility Assessment

BEST Grant Program Rules and Resolutions

BEST Stakeholder Presentation (BEST Program Accomplishments)

BEST Fact Sheet


BEST Grant Cycle Information

BEST FY2014-15 Grant Cycle

BEST FY2013-14 Grant Cycle

BEST FY2012-13 Grant Cycle

BEST FY2011-12 Grant Cycle

BEST FY2010-11 Grant Cycle

BEST FY2009-10 Grant Cycle

BEST FY2008-09 Grant Cycle

BEST Emergency Projects

FY2015-16 Grant Cycle Timeline


BEST Webinar Information To view a past webinar, click on the date below:

June 27, 2013Greening Colorado Schools: Engaging Students, Saving Energy, Saving Money

December 13, 2012 - School Construction Delivery Methods

December 12, 2012 - BEST Grant Application Tutorial FY2013-14

October 19, 2012 - BEST Kick-off presentation (slideshow)

April 26, 2012 - A step-by-step- tutorial of the BEST Fund request process

April 19, 2012 - BEST Furniture, Fixture & Equipment (FF&E) Guidelines

December 7, 2011 - A guide to BEST procurement

December 7, 2011 - An in depth overview of BEST (slideshow only)

December 6, 2011A step-by-step tutorial of the BEST Grant Application

November 30, 2011 - An in depth overview of BEST

November 17, 2011 - An in depth overview of BEST


BEST Legislative Reports

BEST FY2012-13 Legislative Report

BEST FY2011-12 Legislative Report

BEST FY2010-11 Legislative Report

BEST FY2009-10 Legislative Report

BEST FY2008-09 Legislative Report


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