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Healthy Schools Grant

About CDC Healthy Schools Grant

The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) has been working in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and other statewide partners to reduce chronic disease risk factors and improve student health by addressing healthy eating/nutrition, physical activity and chronic disease management for children and youth. Colorado local education agencies (LEAs), including six priority LEAs have been receiving quality professional development (PD) and technical assistance (TA) to support their school health efforts to prevent obesity and reduce the risk of children and adolescents developing chronic disease in adulthood and manage chronic health conditions prevalent in student populations including poor health, asthma, food allergies, seizure disorders, diabetes, mental health and other diseases and disabilities or conditions.


Fact Sheet:  CDC 1801 Healthy Schools Grant (PDF)

Current CDC Healthy Schools Grantees

Funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, School Health Branch, Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement through Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Management of Chronic Conditions in Schools (CDC-RFA-DP18-1801) Grant.


This is a five year grant (2018-2023) supporting these districts: 

  • Lake County School District 
  • Englewood Schools 
  • Valley RE-1
  • Platte Valley RE-7
  • Sheridan School District 
  • ​Weld County RE-1 


Important Dates for Grantees

Upcoming Due Dates:



Training Opportunities

Wellness Coordinator Office Hours (View full schedule with dates | PDF)

Monthly Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30  &  Monthly Thursdays 12:00 - 1:00

Colorado Healthy Schools Collaborative Meetings

Colorado Healthy Schools Collaborative meetings include networking, updates, and learning opportunities for those interested in Healthy Schools.  Everyone is welcome to attend these quarterly meetings! 

Next Meetings: 

  • February 22, 2023 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Virtual meeting
  • April 26, 2023 - in person, Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood

For more information, contact Michelle Malvey

COMTSS Online Academy and Trainings

The COMTSS Online Academy provides participants with on-demand training across multiple topics related to COMTSS in Colorado including social-emotional learning.

Distinguished Speaker Series (exiting CDE)

With the day-to-day stressors of managing Covid receding, new (and not-so-new) pressures on K-12 education are swirling. The Colorado Department of Education is proud to sponsor the 3rd Annual Distinguished Speakers Series – and bring you some of the nation’s leading education voices who will address the state’s most critical and important issues.  Join us this Fall & Spring for an amazing virtual line up of some of the country’s leading voices on what students and educators need NOW to help our schools succeed.   

Spring Dates: 

  • February 21, 2023 3:30 - 4:30 - Ruthless Equity
  • February 28, 2023 3:30 - 4:30 Divesity, Equity & Inclusion:  What Matters Most & What Matters NOW!
  • March 7, 2023 3:30 - 4:30 Taking Action :  How to Systemically Close Learning Gaps & Ensure High Levels of Learning for All Students

Colorado Department of Education Professional Development Page

Comprehensive search tool for Colorado Department of Education-hosted professional development opportunities.

CDE Grants Fiscal Webinars, Trainings & Guidance


Wellness Coordinator Resources

Colorado Healthy Schools Collaborative (CHSC) - The Hub (exiting CDE)

Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model

Sample Resources developed by our funded districts:



Previously Funded Districts

Archuleta School District

Center Consolidated Schools

CSI - New America School

Harrison School District #2

Hayden School District

Lake County School District 

Poudre School District

Silverton School District

Weld County School District 6

El Paso County School District 49

Englewood Schools 

Jefferson County Public Schools

St. Vrain Valley School District

STRIVE Preparatory Schools


Contact the Program Team

For Grant Program Questions:

Michelle Malvey 
CDC Healthy Schools Coordinator  |  P 720-390-2664

Anita Brodecky
School Nurse Specialist  |  P 303-565-6286

For Budget/ Fiscal Questions:

Anna Friedman
Grants Fiscal Analyst