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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)

2018-2023 CDC Healthy Schools 5-Year 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 Healthy Schools 5-Year Grantees

Upcoming Due Dates:

  • June 30, 2023 - Final year end narrative progress report and success story due - Links to submit to CDE will be emailed 
  • By the 15th of Each Month - Grant recipients use the competitive grant Request for Funds Form to request these federally reimbursable funds (Federal Grant Code 7981).
    • Spending must be completed by June 29, 2023
    • Final requests for reimbursement due no later than July 31, 2023
  • September 30, 2023 - Annual Financial Report due via Smartsheet.  A detailed General Ledger is required with expenditures from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.  A grant close out submission will also be required.
  • Full list of due dates for granteesTable of Deliverables



Training Opportunities

Wellness Coordinator Office Hours 

2023-24 dates will be posted soon!

Colorado Healthy Schools Collaborative Meetings

2023-24 dates will be posted soon!

COMTSS Online Academy and Trainings

The COMTSS Online Academy provides participants with on-demand training across multiple topics related to COMTSS in Colorado including social-emotional learning.

Colorado Department of Education Professional Development Page

Comprehensive search tool for Colorado Department of Education-hosted professional development opportunities.

CDE Grants Fiscal Webinars, Trainings & Guidance


Wellness Coordinator Resources

Colorado Healthy Schools Collaborative (CHSC) - The Hub (exiting CDE)

Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model

CDC Virtual Healthy School (exiting CDE)

Sample Resources developed by our funded districts:



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


Contact the Program Team

For Grant Program Questions:

Michelle Malvey 
CDC Healthy Schools Coordinator  |  P 720-390-2664

Anita Brodecky
School Nurse Specialist  |  P 303-565-6286

For Budget/ Fiscal Questions:

Anna Friedman
Grants Fiscal Analyst