This Saturday, Aug. 15, is the Early Bird Deadline for the Bright Ideas education grant program. Educators who submit their Bright Ideas grant application online at ncbrightideas.com by this deadline will be entered into a drawing to win one of five $100 Visa gift cards.
To apply, teachers must include a budget, explain the implementation, goals, creative elements and evaluation of the project, and have approval from their principal or supervisor. Applications will be judged through a competitive evaluation process. Additional grant-writing tips can be found at ncbrightideas.com.
In 2019, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives collectively set a record by awarding more than $716,000 in Bright Ideas funding for 660 projects, the most awarded in a single year in the history of the program. Since the program more than 25 years ago, educators statewide have received more than $12.9 million in Bright Ideas grant funding, and approximately 2.5 million North Carolina students have participated in 12,359 Bright Ideas-funded projects.