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BEST Grant Program

FY2024-25 BEST Grant

On May 15, 2024 the Capital Construction Assistance Board approved its FY2024-25 prioritized list of projects to receive financial assistance. The list of recommended grants was presented to the State Board of Education and approved during their June meeting.
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Established in 2008 with the signing of C.R.S.22-43.7, BEST provides an annual amount of funding in the form of competitive grants to school districts, charter schools, institute charter schools, boards of cooperative educational services, and the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind. BEST funds can be used for the construction of new schools as well as general construction and renovation of existing school facility systems and structures.

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Since 2008 BEST has awarded over $3 billion in grants to more than 600 Colorado schools, improving health, safety and security for over 400,000 students.

With funding from The Colorado State Land Board, Colorado Lottery, marijuana excise tax, and local matching dollars, BEST continues to improve Colorado’s educational environments through capital construction projects helping schools to realize CDE's vision that "All students graduate ready for college and careers, and are prepared to be productive citizens of Colorado."

BEST Resources

2024-2025 BEST Grant Cycle

BEST Legislative Reports

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