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CDE Student Wellness Grant

About CDE Student Wellness

In 2008, the Colorado General Assembly passed House Bill 1224, expanding the Colorado Comprehensive Health Education Act to include funding for local Student Wellness programs. The general assembly acknowledged that for students to reach their full potential, school communities must address comprehensive student wellness issues, including but not limited to addressing students' physical, mental, emotional, and social needs (Colorado Comprehensive Health Education Act (§§ 22-25-101 — 22-25-110)). ​

This grant program supports school districts, board of cooperative services (BOCES), charter schools authorized by a school district or the Charter School Institute, and facility schools to implement the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) approach to:

  • Increase coordination of policies, practices, and programs to support the physical, mental, emotional, and social needs of students;
  • Expand local student wellness policies (C.R.S. 22-32-136 (5.5))
  • Connect school health and wellness efforts to comprehensive health education standards and skills.

View our Student Wellness Fact Sheet

News and Announcements

Student Wellness Contact Form

If you need to make an update to your CDE Student Wellness Contacts, please use this form

Learning Opportunities

2023 CDE Fall Grant Writing Training

Please join us for a grant writing training hosted by CDE and conducted by grant-writing specialist, Annette Sloan! We have 4 locations and dates across the state.

Annette will guide participants in:

  • Getting organized for grant applications
  • Writing high-quality grant application responses
  • Using data effectively for a compelling case
  • Crafting SMART goals aligned with grant purpose
  • Clear communication of grant activities and timeline
  • Creating a well-thought-out budget

Dates and Locations (all trainings are from 9 am - 3:30 pm):​

  • December 14, 2023 - Lewis Palmer School District - 146 Jefferson Street, Monument, CO 80132

View PDF Invitation

Click here to register for a training.

Wellness Coordinator Office Hours

Monthly Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30  &  Monthly Thursdays 12:00 - 1:00

Fall 2023

  • December

Colorado Health Schools Collaborative Meetings

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 10:00-11:30 am; Register with this link

Sign up for the Colorado Healthy Schools Collaborative (CHSC) Listserv

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Current Student Wellness Grantees

  • Cherry Creek 5
  • Charter School Institute - New America School
  • Charter School Institute - Steamboat Montessori
  • Douglas County RE-1 - Renaissance Secondary School
  • Eagle County RE 50

  • Greeley 6
  • Harrison 2
  • Harrison 2 - Atlas Preparatory School
  • Hayden R-1
  • Mountain Valley RE-1

  • Salida R-32
  • Sheridan 2
  • Swink 33
  • Trinidad 1

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Resources for Grantees

The Hub 

The Hub, powered by the Colorado Education Initiative, connects PK-12 educators with
each other, families, and community partners to increase student success. 

RMC Health Skills Models 

Skill guides for the seven key health skills
aligned with the National Health Education Standards. 


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Previously Funded Districts

  • Archuleta School District
  • Center Consolidated Schools
  • CSI - New America School
  • Harrison School District #2
  • Hayden School District
  • Lake County School District 
  • Poudre School District

  • Silverton School District
  • Weld County School District 6
  • El Paso County School District 49
  • Englewood Schools 
  • Jefferson County Public Schools
  • St. Vrain Valley School District
  • STRIVE Preparatory Schools

Success Stories

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Liz Schroeder

Health Education Senior Grants Consultant
Email Liz