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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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FY2020-21 Grant Cycle Update:

Thank you to BOCES, charter and district schools that participated in the Fiscal Year 20-21 BEST Grant Review meeting. The School Finance Act and Long Bill have been finalized. You can see the list of awarded grants and backup grants HERE. BEST grants will be awarded to 36 projects with a total construction cost of $234,957,051.

Many projects are still dependent on local bond initiatives this November. Therefore, all projects on the prioritized list, below the current funding line are considered backups and will be eligible for funding if higher prioritized projects are not successful acquiring their match and enough funds remain for the applicant to move forward.


Opportunities and Announcements:

  • The CCAB will hold it's annual retreat on August 13th-14th. The meeting will be held virtually.
    • Additional details can be found HERE.

BEST Video

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.