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CDE Student Wellness Grant

New Report! Per House Bill 23-1009, the Secondary School Student Substance Use Committee developed a report with a practice that secondary schools may implement to identify students who need substance use treatment, as well as interventions, resources, and referrals. Click here to learn more about the report.

About CDE Student Wellness Grant

This grant program, an expansion of the Colorado Comprehensive Health Education Act, 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 and local Student Wellness programs (C.R.S. 22-32-136 (5.5))
  • Connect school health and wellness efforts to comprehensive health education standards and skills.

Colorado Comprehensive Health Education Act (§§ 22-25-101 — 22-25-110). ​

News and Announcements

Request for Applications (RFA) Opportunity

The CDE Student Wellness RFA is now open in GAINS! Applications are due March 20, 2024, by 4:00 pm. Click here to learn more information.

Student Wellness Contact Form

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

Learning Opportunities

Colorado Health Schools Collaborative Meetings

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