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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. Please join the CCA listserve to receive notification of Division announcements. Click here to subscribe.

Click on the links below to learn more about the of programs the with which the Division assists.

Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST)

Charter School Capital Construction (CSCC)

Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZAB)

Statewide Facility Assessment

Eagle Community Charter Academy's New School

Opportunities and Announcements 

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. Click here to see the list.


Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings:

Hi Plains R-23 - New PK-12 School: Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. 200 Iowa Ave, Seibert, CO 80834

Lake County School District R-1 - HS Renovation and Addition: Friday, September 26, 2014. Parade: 4:00 p.m. Ceremony: 5:00 p.m. 1000 West 4th Street, Leadville, CO 80461

Ellicott School District 22 - New MS: Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. 350 S. Ellicott Hwy, Calhan, CO 80808


Upcoming Groundbreakings:

South Conejos - New PK-12 School: Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 AT 5:00 p.m. Guadalupe ES, 900 West 8th Street, Antonito, CO 81120


CDE to Host Leg of U.S. Department of Education Best Practices Tour for Green Ribbon Schools

The U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools will tour Colorado’s 2014 Green Ribbon School awardees September 16-17th.

Click here for additional resources regarding implenting sustainability practices in your school. You'll also find helpful hints and tips for greening your school.


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.

Click here for eligibility requirements, detailed information, and access to the application.

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 125,600 students in 325 school facilities throughout 114 school districts
  • Funded 209 public school grants for a total of $1,087,524,508
  • Helped create and support over 18,430 jobs
  • Click here to view the full presentation
  • Click here to see the BEST Fact Sheet

Click here for an important notice for Charter Schools wishing to apply for a BEST Grant.

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Denver, CO 80203
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Fax: 303-830-0793
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