Sample Grant Proposals
The following three grant proposals are all previous winners of an A+ for Energy grant. We thank these schools
for allowing us to share their winning proposals with you.
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REQUEST FOR SUPPORT
School: A.E. Cross School
Project name: Petroleum Perspectives: a Documentary Series
Project type: New project
Submission type: Group
Total amount of request: $10,000
Province program implemented: Alberta
Grade level(s): Grade 9
Number of Students: 60
Number of Teachers: 2
Energy topic(s): Petroleum, Energy conservation, Wind, Hydropower
'Nowhere on Earth is more earth being moved these days than in the Athabasca valley'
-National Geographic, March 2009
Petroleum Perspectives: A Documentary Series is a case study of the Alberta oil sands and the political,
economic and environmental implications of the continued growth of the oil industry in Alberta. This project
complements the issues-based approach to the new Grade 9 Social Studies curriculum and will be driven by
current events and affairs related to Alberta's energy sector. As we delve further into the case study, students
will examine alternative energy projects within the province such as wind and hydro- power, and investigate
solutions to decrease our economic dependency on oil and its boom and bust cycle.
This project will have excellent links to STSE curriculum with a focus on social, economic and political