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Capital Construction Assistance

Welcome to the Division of Capital Construction's Homepage!

A branch of the Colorado Department of Education, the Division of Capital Construction has developed a series of programs and resources for capital construction funding and technical assistance for school districts, traditional public schools, charter schools, BOCES, and the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind.

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Opportunities and Announcements

Green Ribbon Schools Application Now Available 

The 2015 Green Ribbon Schools application is now available. The Green Ribbon Schools program was created by the U.S. Department of Education to recognize schools and school districts that save energy, reduce operating costs, create environmentally friendly learning spaces, promote student health, and provide environmental education to incorporate sustainability into the curriculum.

Applications are due to CDE on Monday, November 3, 2014. Up to four Colorado schools may be nominated by Commissioner Hammond to the U.S. Department of Education. 

Small Grants Available for K-12 and Community Groups with Energy-Development Related Projects

The AirWaterGas Sustainability Research Network (SRN) at the University of Colorado Boulder ( is pleased to announce a Request for Applications (RFA) for K-12 and community-led projects that improve awareness of sustainable pathways for energy development. These grants will fund projects that seek to improve understanding of the risks and benefits of oil and gas development as they pertain to air quality, water quality and quantity, economic effects, or other factors.

Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded. Applications are due Monday, December 15 by 5:00 PM. Incomplete and late proposals will not be considered.

FY2014-15 BEST Grant Selection Meetings 

The FY2014-15 Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) Grant selection meetings have concluded and the Captial Construction Assistance Board has recommended 26 grants for a total project cost of almost $68 million.


Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings:

Rocky Mountain Deaf School - New PK-12 Deaf School. Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Location: 10300 W. Nassau Avenue, Denver, CO 80235

Sheridan - ECC Renovation and MS Replacement. Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Location: 4000 S. Lowell Boulevard, Denver, CO 80236

Dolores RE-4A - Votec/Science Replacement, Safety/Security Upgrades, and Classroom Additions - Friday, February 6, 2015. Time TBD. Location: 1301 Central Avenue, Dolores, CO 81323

Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST)

The BEST program is helping to significantly and postively impact students and communities throughout Colorado by assisting with their capital construction needs.

Since 2008, the BEST program has:

  • Helped over 138,800 students in 354 school facilities throughout 119 school districts
  • Funded 235 public school grants for a total of $1,155,431,343
  • Helped create and support over 19,586 jobs

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Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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