Important dates

Start-up funding grant applications for 2022/2023 are now closed.

Apply for funding

Funding

There is a $1 million funding commitment for the 2022/23 school year. Eligible school authorities were able to apply for one start-up funding grant up to $50,000 for dual credit opportunities for the 2022/2023 school year.

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 two 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.

Eligibility

The following school authorities and schools may apply:

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

Criteria

The dual credit opportunity must:

  • be new to the school authority or new to a school within the school authority
  • align with students’ interests and needs
  • connect to a local or provincial labour market need
  • align with the dual credit description, guiding principles and criteria
  • not be the same or similar to programming funded through other government grant funding
  • not be connected to a high school upgrading course or post-secondary continuing education course or program

Next steps

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.

Reporting

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. 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

If school authorities have not spent the start-up grant funding they were allocated, it can be carried forward to the next school year. 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 (PDF, 98 KB).

Contact

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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