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A branch of CDE, the Division of Capital Construction has developed a series of programs and resources for capital construction funding as well as technical assistance for school districts, traditional public schools, charter schools, BOCES, and the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind.

FY2022-2023 BEST Grant Round

Please Note: ALL potential 22-23 applicants must notify BEST of intent to apply by completing a Grant Manager registration prior to November 30th.

View the FY2022-2023 grant round announcement (Word).

Air Quality Improvement Grants

The application has closed as of September 10, 2021. We are reviewing initial applications and will send out award information by Friday, October 1st. There is a possibility that there will be a second round of funding available. Please stay tuned for more details.

Opportunities and Announcements:

  • The annual meeting of the CCAB to review FY21-22 Building Excellent Schools Today grant requests was held May 19-21, 2021. The recommended list of projects will now move on to the State Board of Education and the Capital Development Committee for final approval.



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Happy ten-year anniversary to the Building Excellent Schools Today grant program!

Since 2008 BEST has awarded approximately $2.5 billion in grants to more than 525 Colorado schools, improving health, safety and security for nearly 300,000 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."

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