Building and Modernizing Alberta’s Schools

The Alberta government is committed to addressing the need for school infrastructure and is investing $3.9 billion through the 2015-20 Capital Plan to continue building and modernizing Alberta’s schools. As the largest school capital build in Canada, Alberta has more than 230 school projects, creating about 78,000 new student spaces, underway or recently completed.

 

Building Canada Plan

On March 28, 2014 the Government of Canada released information about their New Building Canada Plan to the provinces and territories. The New Building Canada Plan will provide about $942 million in infrastructure funding to Alberta over 10 years.

Included in the New Building Canada Plan is the federal Gas Tax Fund, which will provide approximately $2.27 billion in federal infrastructure funding from 2014-2024 to Alberta municipalities. This program is administered by Municipal Affairs, more information can be found on their website.

The call-out for submissions under the Provincial/Territorial Infrastructure Component – Small Communities Fund closed on April 2, 2015. Applications are currently being reviewed by Alberta Municipal Affairs. For further information, please visit http://municipalaffairs.alberta.ca/smallcommunitiesfund.cfm or call Alberta Municipal Affairs at 780-427-2225, toll free in Alberta by first dialing 310-0000.

The Government of Alberta is reviewing the process for eligible projects under the Provincial/Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects. Currently, applications for projects under this component are not being accepted by the province.