Dual credit start-up grant applications for 2023/24 are now closed.
Apply for funding
School authorities can use the grant to create new dual credit programming at any school or support existing programming at a new school within their authority.
When 2 school authorities partner, they apply together and designate one school authority as the lead. The lead authority will receive the funding and be responsible for managing it and reporting on behalf of the partners.
Eligible school authorities may apply for one start-up funding grant up to $50,000 for dual credit opportunities for the 2023/2024 school year.
The following school authorities and schools are eligible to apply:
- First Nations/First Nation Education Authority
- public charter
- accredited funded independent (private)
The dual credit opportunity must:
- align with Alberta Education’s description of dual credit as defined in the Alberta Dual Credit Framework and Dual Credit Implementation Guide: Supporting the Alberta Dual Credit Framework
- not be connected to a high school upgrading course or post-secondary continuing education course or program
The application must be:
- completed at the school authority level and signed by the superintendent, education director or an authorized designate
- submitted via email by the deadline
The applicant must identify and describe how the proposed dual credit opportunity:
- connects to the local and/or provincial labour market
- meets students’ interests/and or needs
- will make a difference in the local context
- will be implemented during the current school year
How to apply
Step 1. Review the guiding documents
Ensure the dual credit opportunity aligns with the description, guiding principles and criteria in the:
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Step 2. Complete the application (closed)
Step 3. Submit the application package
After you apply
The application review takes up to 3 weeks from the application closing date.
Once the review is complete, applicants will receive an email notifying them about their application status. If start-up funding is approved, it will be distributed to the lead school authority at the beginning of the following school year.
Start-up Grant Reporting Deadline: July 31 annually
School authorities must report on the dual credit start-up funding allocated for a school year by July 31. The report needs to identify:
- any partners who collaborated on the programming
- revenue and expenses for the school year
- a description of the learning opportunity
- promising practices that worked
- challenges that were addressed
- how many students participated
- next steps to sustain the programming
All school authorities must report on the dual credit start-up funding allocated for a school year by July 31. However, if school authorities have not spent the start-up grant funding they were allocated, it can be carried forward to the next school year by completing the grant reporting template. Once that school year ends, another report needs to be submitted for the reallocated amount.
The lead school authority is responsible for completing and submitting the report by using the interactive Dual Credit Start-up Funding Grant Reporting Template.
Connect with the Alberta Education Dual Credit program:
Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Email: [email protected]
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