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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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
Grant Selection Meeting:
When: May 16-18, 2018
Location: Jefferson County School District Administrative Center, 1829 Denver West Dr, Bldg 27, 5th Floor, Golden, CO
Next Capital Construction Assistance Board Meeting:
April 20, 2018 Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm*** Updated Time
Location: Western Slope Superintendents Conference - Double Tree Hotel Gunnison Room 743 Horizon Dr. Grand Junction, CO 81506
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 319 grant applications in 135 school districts
- Improved the health, safety, and security in 409 school facilities
- Helped create and support roughly 28,000 jobs as of December 2017