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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 Announcements:

  • Moffat 2 would like to cordially invite you to attend the Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the new PK-12 School . The ceremony will be held on Friday, August 7th at 501 Garfield Ave., Moffat, CO 81143 at 11:00 a.m.
  • 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 ceremony will begin at 4:30 p.m.
  • Creede Consolidated 1 would like to cordially invite you to attend the Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the new PK-12 School. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 15th at 450 Corsair Dr., Creede, CO 81130 from 10:00 a.m - 2:00pm.
  • Limon RE-4J would like to cordially invite you to attend the Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the new PK-12 School. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 21st at 874 F Avenue, Limon, CO 80828. The ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m.
  • South Conejos RE-10 would like to cordially invite you to attend the Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the new PK-12 School. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 5th at 13201 Colorado Road G, Antonito, CO 81120. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m.

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.

May 2015 marked the first grant cycle in which marijuana excise tax revenues were used to fund capital construction projects around our state. Find out more about the revenues sources funding the BEST Assistance Fund here. 


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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