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Grants and Initiatives

CDE Funded Grants and Initiatives

  • The Colorado Comprehensive Health Education Act of 1990 encourages every school district to provide a preK-12th grade planned, sequential health education program based on science. The state administers an annual competitive grant program, dependent on the availability of state funds, to support school districts in developing and implementing a standards-based comprehensive health education curriculum. Request for proposals are announced in the spring for funding in the following school year.
  • In 2008, the State legislature passed HB 1224, providing state money from Amendment 23 to be used for Student Wellness Programs to address childhood obesity and wellness policies. These programs use the Coordinated School Health model to address these priorities through
    • Physical education
    • Nutrition services
    • Mental health counseling and services
    • Promotion of a healthy school environment
    • Health education
    • Health services
    • Involvement of students' families and communities in supporting and reinforcing healthy choices


Community Partners' Grants and Initiatives


Contact the Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Principal Consultant for more assistance, Jamie Hurley