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Current school projects

The Alberta government works with provincial school boards to build schools in Alberta.

View Alberta Infrastructure’s list of school projects and their progress.

2019 Approved School Capital Projects (PDF, 423 KB)

2020 Approved School Capital Projects (PDF, 407 KB)

2021 Approved School Capital Projects (PDF, 430 KB)

Active School Capital Projects (PDF, 343 KB)

Alberta’s government is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by protecting the lives and livelihoods of Albertans with a bold, ambitious long-term strategy to build, diversify and create tens of thousands of jobs now. By building schools, roads and other core infrastructure, we are contributing to communities across the province. By diversifying our economy and attracting investment with Canada’s most competitive tax environment, we are putting Alberta on a path for a generation of growth. Find out more at: Budget 2021 Capital Plan.

Education playground grant

June 2020 update

We expanded funding criteria to help 18 Alberta school divisions build 26 new playground projects. This $5 million investment comes from the existing capital budget and will help more playgrounds get built faster.

Alberta Education provides grant funding of up to $250,000 per school to support the construction of a playground for eligible projects.

School communities that wish to exceed $250,000 can use fundraising to supplement the project.

Communities can apply for the Community Facility Enhancement Program grant to upgrade or replace an existing playground.

New schools that get the Education playground grant will not be eligible for other provincial grants that support playground construction (including the Community Facility Enhancement Program grant).

Projects Eligible for Playground Funding November 2019 (PDF, 327 KB)

Projects Eligible for Playground Funding July 2020 (PDF, 260 KB)

Project planning

Every year, each school board creates a list of building projects that are important to their communities for the next 3 years. This list is known as the board’s 3-year capital plan.

Government uses information from the individual school board plans to create a provincial capital plan.

Provincial capital plans consider many factors, including:

  • a school’s impact on health and safety of students
  • the condition of the buildings
  • enrolment trends
  • each school board’s 3-year capital plan

The provincial capital plan helps government decide which projects will be approved when funding is available for school projects.

If a project is approved, the local school board, Alberta Education and Alberta Infrastructure work together on the details of the project to help ensure it meets students’ needs.

School boards may also identify partners that could help enhance projects for students and the greater community.

The School Capital Manual includes policies, procedures, guidelines and references for funding and planning projects. It is updated on an ongoing basis as required.

School Capital Reporting System – User Manual (PDF, 319 KB)

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