Do you have a project designed to save energy or help the environment? Our annual community grants can help you plant trees, naturalize an area or create energy efficiency.

Grants range in value from $1,000 to $3,000 and are available to municipalities within our service area.

Tree Planting Project

Add trees to improve schoolyards and public areas, like parks and playgrounds, with one of four $2,500 grants. Tell us about your tree planting initiative and how it will benefit your community.

Congratulations to the 2017 Tree Planting Grant recipients:

Town of Athabasca Refining Athabasca Riverfront Park by planting Elm trees.

Town of Blackfalds Add a Pocket Fruit Park that would provide trees, edible fruit trees and shrubs.
Claresholm Tree Planting Grant
Flagstaff County/Hamlet of Strome Replace decaying or defective trees in the Hamlet of Strome that will need to be removed.

Town of Granum Plant trees around the Recreation Center as part of their revitalization.

Community Naturalization Grant

We offer communities in our service area the opportunity to win one of ten $3,000 grants. Through these grants, we seek to support our municipal customers with developing and improving environmentally-friendly programs and facilities in their communities. We would love to hear what you are doing to enhance the quality of life of your residents! 

This year’s recipients are:  

Town of Barrhead Purchase recycling containers to install in downtown and parks

Town of Bassano Install energy efficient LED lighting at the community hall

Beaver Lake Cree Nation Plant community fruit and berry orchard

Village of Foremost Put in irrigation system and plant grass to make tree farm more accessible

Lacombe County Start composting program and pollinator garden

Town of Legal Enhance the revitalization and beautification efforts of 50 Avenue

Town of Milk River Install fully accessible playground at the Milk River Elementary School

Town of Taber Plant trees and place dog waste bags along a section of trail

Village of Warburg Build a gazebo in the community park

Summer Village of Val Quentin Expand playgrounds with toddler swing sets and complete construction of the gazebo

Earth Hour Challenge

Earth-Hour-2016FortisAlberta’s Earth Hour Challenge was a huge success this year with 29 municipalities in our service territory competing to save the most electricity.

Earth Hour is a global event that takes place in March every year with the goal of encouraging people and businesses to turn off unnecessary lights, appliances and electronic devices to help conserve power and raise awareness around environmental issues.

This year’s recipients of the Earth Hour grants are:

Village of Longview received a $5,000 grant for a 31 per cent decrease in consumption.

Village of Barons received a $2,500 grant for a 13 per cent decrease in consumption.

Town of Mayerthorpe received a $1,500 grant for an 11 per cent decrease in consumption.

Thank you to all participating communities who entered the 2017 FortisAlberta Earth Hour Challenge!

Green Up school grants


Our Green Up grant program is designed to help create or enhance an environmental program for students in Elementary/Junior High schools. Ten schools in our service area will receive a grant of $2,500 to implement an environmental education program. All schools in our service area are eligible to apply. Please check back in September to apply!

Ten schools in our service area have been awarded a grant of $2,500. Congratulations to the 2016 winners:

Eleanor Hall School in Clyde will use their grant to start a permaculture program to grow vegetables and plants to show students how ecosystems work.

Ecole Joe Clark School in High River will use their grant for a tower garden growing system where students will learn to grow food year-round.  
Matthew Halton School in Pincher Creek will use their grant towards the build of a passive solar greenhouse with the Science and Construction class. 

A.H. Dakin School in Edson will use their grant to purchase composting bins for each classroom and will then sell the compost as a fundraiser for their community garden. 

Warburg School in Warburg will use their grant to purchase trees and shrubs and encourage students to take charge in the beautification of their school. 

Wainwright Elementary School will use their grant to introduce recycle bins to the outdoor playground area. 

Centennial School in Wetaskiwin will use their grant to purchase an indoor vertical aeroponic tower garden growing system that takes up less than three square feet. This tower garden will be installed in a classroom at the school and will produce vegetables throughout the school year.

Banded Peak School will use their grant for the school’s Outdoor Leadership Program. The program will focus on outdoor learning experiences such as our impact on the environment and enjoying the outdoors while being a steward for the natural world.

Bentley School in Bentley will use their grant towards the purchase of a renaissance solar greenhouse and aquaponics. 

Rimbey Elementary School in Rimbey will use their grant to create a water collections system to water their outdoor garden that will feed students throughout the year.
ZAP Program

ZAP Program

Every year, our ZAP Program teaches 5,000 students how to stay safe around electricity.

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