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Capital Construction Assistance

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A branch of CDE, 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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BEST Video

This video provides a short overview of the history of the BEST program. It demonstrates how BEST is affecting positive educational change through capital construction to help realize CDE's goal that "all students in Colorado will become educated and productive citizens capable of succeeding in a global society, in the workforce, and in life."

Opportunities and Announcements

The Capital Construction Assistance Board has recommended and the State Board has approved over $90 million in total projects for the the FY2015-16 grant cycle! Click here to view the list.

Upcoming Ribbon Cutting Announcement:

  • Greeley 6 - Prairie Heights Middle School would like to cordially invite you to attend the Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the new Middle School.  The ceremony will be held at 12:00 PM on Thursday, July 16th at the site of the new school at the intersection of 37th St. and 65th Ave in Evans, Colorado. 
  • Montezuma Cortez RE-1 High School would like to cordially invite you to attend the Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the new High School. The ceremony will be held on Friday, August 14th at 410 S. Sligo St., Cortez, Colorado 81321. (The time of the ceremony is TBD.)

Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators Application

The 2014-15 Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators application is now open. For more information, visit our Greening Colorado Schools page.

The Green Apple Day of Service is Saturday, September 26, 2015. It is time to start brainstorming for the event! For more information, visit our Greening Colorado Schools page.

Rocky Mountain Deaf School Opens with BEST Funds

The Rocky Mountain Deaf School recently cut the ribbon on their new building! The new school, partially funded by the BEST grant program, offers a safe, un-crowded,  21st Century learning environment for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students from pre-school to 12th grade. 

EPA IAQ Webinar Series Available for Online Streaming

The EPA'S Indoor Air Quality Master Class Series will be available for online streaming. The first two webinars in the series, "Creating Healthy Indoor Environments in Schools: The Knowledge, Network, and Actions You Need" and "Making the Case for Envrionmental Health, Academic Performance, and High Performing Facilities" are now available to watch On-Demand.

Impact of the Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) Grant Program

The BEST program is helping to significantly and postively impact students and communities throughout Colorado by assisting them 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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