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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.

Please join the CCA listserve to receive Division announcements, including design and construction procurement notices from participating schools.


The FY21-22 grant round is now OPEN through February 5, 2021.

 Please Note: The deadline for intent to apply for FY2021-2022 was November 30th. Please contact your Regional Program Manager if you missed this deadline and wish to apply.

View the FY2021-2022 grant round announcement HERE.


Opportunities and Announcements:

  • The next CCAB meeting will be January 21, 2021. This meeting will be held virtually.
  • An online self-paced training for FY2021-22 BEST Grant applicants is now available HERE.
  • The BEST FY2021-22 Match Percentages are now available.
  • See the FY2021-2022 grant round announcement HERE.
  • View the FY2021-22 Grant Cycle Timeline is now available.

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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."


For more information or if an alternative version of a document is needed, please contact BESTSchools@cde.state.co.us or call 303-866-2153.