The Government of Alberta is committed to building and maintaining high-quality, well-designed schools for Alberta’s children.
Budget 2017 includes $1.1 billion to support more than 200 school projects, including new builds and modernizations, across the province.
To see Alberta Infrastructure’s list of school projects and their progress, visit https://projects.alberta.ca/.
As part of government’s most recent capital plan, $20 million will be directed towards playgrounds for Alberta schools over the next four years.
Under the program, Education will provide grant funding of up to $250,000 per school to support the construction of a playground for eligible projects.
The $20-million program will apply to all new schools with Kindergarten to Grade 6 programs announced between 2014 and 2018. Replacement schools approved in 2017/18 are eligible if the school is being built on a new site without an existing playground.
Should a school community wish to build a playground that costs more than the $250,000 provided, they will have the option of fundraising to supplement the project.
New schools that receive the Education playground grant will not be eligible for other provincial grants that support playground construction (including the Community Facility Enhancement Program grant).
If a community wants to upgrade or replace an existing playground, they can apply for the Community Facility Enhancement Program grant offered through Culture and Tourism.