Important dates

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 were able to apply for one start-up funding grant up to $50,000 for dual credit opportunities for the 2023/2024 school year.

2023/24 grant recipients

The following school authorities will receive a start-up grant for the 2023/24 school year:

  • Alexis Band
  • Aurora School Ltd.
  • Calvin Christian School Society of the Netherlands Reformed Congregations
  • Chiniki Community College
  • Stoney Tribal Administration
  • Strathcona-Tweedsmuir
  • The Battle River School Division
  • The Black Gold School Division
  • The Buffalo Trail School Division
  • The Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School Division
  • The Calgary School Division
  • The Canadian Reformed School Society of Neerlandia
  • The Canadian Rockies School Division
  • The Chinook's Edge School Division
  • The Clearview School Division
  • The Edmonton Catholic Separate School Division
  • The Edmonton School Division
  • The Elk Island School Division
  • The Foothills School Division
  • The Fort Vermilion School Division
  • The Golden Hills School Division
  • The Grande Yellowhead School Division
  • The Grasslands School Division
  • The High Prairie School Division
  • The Holy Family Catholic Separate School Division
  • The Lakeland Roman Catholic Separate School Division
  • The Livingstone Range School Division
  • The Medicine Hat School Division
  • The Northland School Division
  • The Parkland School Division
  • The Peace River School Division
  • The Pembina Hills School Division
  • The Prairie Land School Division
  • The Red Deer Catholic Separate School Division
  • The Red Deer School Division
  • The Rocky View School Division
  • The St. Albert Division
  • The St. Paul School Division
  • The Sturgeon School Division
  • The Wetaskiwin School Division
  • The Wild Rose School Division
  • The Wolf Creek School Division
  • Tsuut'ina Nation Education Department
  • West Island College Society of Alberta
  • Westmount Charter School Society


The following school authorities and schools were eligible to apply:

  • public
  • separate
  • francophone
  • First Nations/First Nation Education Authority
  • public charter
  • accredited funded independent (private)

Mandatory criteria

The dual credit opportunity must:

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

Assessment criteria

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


Important dates

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 the 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]