Inside Education is delighted to announce that we are proudly carrying on the legacy of A+ for Energy, the award-winning energy education grant program founded by BP Canada.

The A+ for Energy program aims to provide schools funding to implement creative approaches to energy education. This is your chance to receive a grant of up to $5000 to transform ideas into action!

A+ for Energy at a glance

  • All K – 12 teachers are welcome to apply
  • Preference is given to projects with measurable greenhouse gas emission reduction and number of students engaged and impacted
  • Grants up to $5000
  • School garden proposals will not be accepted
  • Successful teachers will be invited to an all-expense paid Calgary PD conference, August 2019

We are excited to hear what your school has planned to bring energy education to life for your students

A+ for Energy 2019-2020 Applications are now closed.

Successful grant recipients will be notified at the end of May or early June.

Application Information!

  • You will not be able to save your application when using the form – it will all need to be completed in one sitting.
  • We encourage you to read over the criteria prior to submitting your online application and you can download a copy of the application form to work offline.
    A+ for Energy application form
  • All applications will be scored against this energy education project rubric below.
    project rubric

  • Previous A+ for Energy applicants will notice that the evaluation rubric has not changed.

2018 – 19  |  A+ for Energy Timeline

February 1, 2019

– Applications Open

May 1, 2019

– Application Deadline

May 29, 2019

– Winners Announced

August, 2019

– Teacher PD Program in Calgary

  • All A+ grant recipient teachers are invited to attend this two-day, all-expenses-paid workshop in Calgary.
  • You will also have an opportunity to bring a colleague teacher or administrator to attend this exciting experience.
  • This isn’t your typical sit-and-listen PD! You will head out on tours, share ideas, and be inspired by like-minded colleagues from across Alberta.

You will be provided with a full scholarship to attend the program – food, program travel, accommodations (double occupancy), tours, and workshops are included. A modest travel subsidy will help you and a colleague get to and from Calgary.

more info on our Professional Developments

September, 2019

– Projects Begin  | 70% of funding provided

January, 2019

– Online Report Due 10% of funding provided upon receipt

June, 2020

– Final Video Report Due

What makes a winning project?


  • A focus on energy! Consider how the project will enhance student understanding of Alberta’s energy landscape including energy efficiency, conservation and our future. Special consideration will be given to projects that track energy conservation and greenhouse gas emission reductions.
  • Make connections beyond your classroom. Share not only the number of students that will be directly and indirectly impacted but also how the project will support partnerships outside of the school and how you will highlight the program externally.
  • Get creative and think outside the box! There are multiple ways that energy education can be incorporated into multiple grade levels, subject areas and school-based projects.

Please note: While we love gardens and things that grow, the A+ for Energy program will not accept any garden/greenhouse projects. Please visit our Learning Gardens page for information on a grant opportunity!


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