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Capital Construction Assistance

About Us

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

FY2018-19 BEST Grant Application Information 

Building Excellent Schools Today Rulemaking - 1 CCR 303-1 Construction Guidelines
Adopted Public School Facility Construction Guidelines(PDF)
*Effective January 1, 2018

Building Excellent Schools Today Rulemaking - 1 CCR 303-3 BEST Program Rules
Adopted Building Excellent Schools Today Program Rules(PDF)
*Effective January 1, 2018

Next Capital Construction Assistance Board Meeting:

February 8, 2018 Time: 2:00pm-4:30pm
Location: CDE State Board Room, 201 E Colfax, Denver, CO 80203


The 2016 State of our Schools report is now available. Click here to review Colorado's report, which was provided by the Education Facilities Clearinghouse (EFU).

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:

  • Helped over 166,180 students throughout 128 school districts
  • Funded 292 public school grants for a total of $1,407,230,209
  • Helped create and support roughly 24,000 jobs 

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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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