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Healthy Schools Grant
About CDC Healthy Schools Grant
The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) has been working in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and other statewide partners to reduce chronic disease risk factors and improve student health by addressing healthy eating/nutrition, physical activity and chronic disease management for children and youth. Colorado local education agencies (LEAs), including six priority LEAs have been receiving quality professional development (PD) and technical assistance (TA) to support their school health efforts to prevent obesity and reduce the risk of children and adolescents developing chronic disease in adulthood and manage chronic health conditions prevalent in student populations including poor health, asthma, food allergies, seizure disorders, diabetes, mental health and other diseases and disabilities or conditions.
Fact Sheet: CDC 1801 Healthy Schools Grant (PDF)
Current CDC Healthy Schools Grantees
Funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, School Health Branch, Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement through Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Management of Chronic Conditions in Schools (CDC-RFA-DP18-1801) Grant.
This is a five year grant (2018-2023) supporting these districts:
- Lake County School District
- Englewood Schools
- Valley RE-1
- Platte Valley RE-7
- Sheridan School District
- Weld County RE-1
Important Dates for Grantees
Upcoming Due Dates:
- February 2, 2023 - Due date for Mid Year Narrative progress and IFR budget report (submit general ledger from accounting system).
- By the 15th of Each Month - Grant recipients use the competitive grant Request for Funds Form to request these federally reimbursable funds.
- Full list of due dates for grantees: Table of Deliverables (PDF)
Monthly Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30 & Monthly Thursdays 12:00 - 1:00
Colorado Healthy Schools Collaborative meetings include networking, updates, and learning opportunities for those interested in Healthy Schools. Everyone is welcome to attend these quarterly meetings!
- February 22, 2023 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Virtual meeting
- April 26, 2023 - in person, Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood
For more information, contact Michelle Malvey firstname.lastname@example.org
The COMTSS Online Academy provides participants with on-demand training across multiple topics related to COMTSS in Colorado including social-emotional learning.
Distinguished Speaker Series (exiting CDE)
With the day-to-day stressors of managing Covid receding, new (and not-so-new) pressures on K-12 education are swirling. The Colorado Department of Education is proud to sponsor the 3rd Annual Distinguished Speakers Series – and bring you some of the nation’s leading education voices who will address the state’s most critical and important issues. Join us this Fall & Spring for an amazing virtual line up of some of the country’s leading voices on what students and educators need NOW to help our schools succeed.
- February 21, 2023 3:30 - 4:30 - Ruthless Equity
- February 28, 2023 3:30 - 4:30 Divesity, Equity & Inclusion: What Matters Most & What Matters NOW!
- March 7, 2023 3:30 - 4:30 Taking Action : How to Systemically Close Learning Gaps & Ensure High Levels of Learning for All Students
Comprehensive search tool for Colorado Department of Education-hosted professional development opportunities.
Wellness Coordinator Resources
Colorado Healthy Schools Collaborative (CHSC) - The Hub (exiting CDE)
Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model
Sample Resources developed by our funded districts:
- Staff Wellness BINGO - provided by Platte Valley RE-7
Previously Funded Districts
Contact the Program Team
For Grant Program Questions:
CDC Healthy Schools Coordinator
Malvey_m@cde.state.co.us | P 720-390-2664
School Nurse Specialist
Brodecky_a@cde.state.co.us | P 303-565-6286
For Budget/ Fiscal Questions:
Grants Fiscal Analyst