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Capital Construction Assistance

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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 and technical assistance for school districts, traditional public schools, charter schools, BOCES, and the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind.

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BEST Video

This video provides a short overview of the history of the BEST program. It demonstrates how BEST is affecting positive educational change through capital construction to help realize CDE's goal that "all students in Colorado will become educated and productive citizens capable of succeeding in a global society, in the workforce, and in life."

Opportunities and Announcements

Public School Capital Construction Assistance Board Vacancy:

The Colorado Department of Education's Public School Capital Construction Assistance Board has a vacancy for a construction manager who, at the time of appointment, manages public school facilities construction projects or who has such recent experience. This position will be appointed by the Governor of Colorado and will serve a maximum of three two-year terms starting on or after July 22, 2019.
To learn more about the Capital Construction Assistance Board please explore the other links on this page.
To apply for the position please fill out an application on the Colorado Governor’s Boards and Commission’s website:
If you have any questions about the vacancy please feel free to contact Andy Stine, Director of Capital Construction for the Department of Education at: or (303) 866-6717.


The May 2019 Fund Recommendation Meeting will be held at The Lowry Campus Conference Center, 1061 Akron Way, Building 697, Denver, CO 80230 from May 15-17th, 8:30am - 4pm.
Information: Meeting Information & Schedule
Campus map: Lowry Campus Map
Agenda: May 2019 CCAB Agenda

May 2015 marked the first grant cycle in which marijuana excise tax revenues were used to fund capital construction projects around our state. Find out more about the revenue sources funding the BEST Assistance Fund here.

Impact of the Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) Grant Program

The BEST program is helping to significantly and positively impact students and communities throughout Colorado by assisting them with their capital construction needs.

Since 2008, the BEST program has:

  • Funded 354 grant applications in 141 school districts 
  • Improved the health, safety, and security in 524 school facilities 
  • Helped create and support roughly 37,000 jobs as of December 2018.

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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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