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Dual credit – Enhancement funding for school authorities

How school authorities apply for and report on the dual credit enhancement grant.

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Important dates

Dual credit enhancement grant applications for 2024/25 are now closed.

Open April 9, 2024
Deadline: May 3, 2024

Apply for funding

For the 2024/25 school year, Alberta Education is investing $4 million in grant funding for dual credit programming. In addition, Alberta Health is providing $450,000 per year for 3 years to support dual credit health care aide grants. This targeted funding aims to increase the number of students pursuing a career in the health care sector and help alleviate growing workforce pressures.

Funding

School authorities can use the enhancement grant to enhance existing dual credit opportunities through the purchase of new equipment or upgrade facilities to meet industry standards and better connect students to today’s workforce.

Eligible school authorities may apply for one dual credit enhancement grant of up to $100,000 for the 2024/2025 school year.

Mandatory criteria

The dual credit application must:

  • demonstrate how the grant will be used to enhance existing Career and Technology Studies dual credit opportunities (for example, CTS apprenticeship, health care aide, or power engineering) through the purchase of new equipment or the upgrade of facilities to meet industry standards
  • not be the same or similar to other government grant funding
  • be completed at the school authority level and signed by the superintendent, education director or an authorized designate
  • be submitted via email by the deadline

Assessment criteria

The applicant must identify and describe how the proposed dual credit enhancement opportunity will:

  • use industry standard facilities or equipment to support students and connect them more effectively to today’s workforce
  • attract more students due to increased relevancy and currency of the program
  • meet student’s interests and/or needs
  • benefit students by developing essential and technical skills in the world of work

How to apply

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Step 1. Complete the application

Step 2. Submit the application package

Email the application to [email protected] by May 3, 2024 

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 dual credit enhancement funding is approved, it will be distributed to the lead school authority at the beginning of the following school year.

Reporting

Important dates

Enhancement Grant reporting deadline: July 31 annually

School authorities must report on the dual credit enhancement funding allocated for a school year by July 31. The report needs to identify:

  • expenses for the school year
  • how many students were impacted
  • a description of the enhancement
  • how the enhancement benefits students

All school authorities must report on the dual credit enhancement grant funding allocated for a school year by July 31. However, if school authorities have not spent the enhancement 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 Enhancement Funding Grant Reporting Template.

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]