Teachers who apply for a Bright Ideas education grant by Aug. 15 can win funding for classroom projects, and qualify to win an extra $100.
Electric cooperatives across the state are accepting applications for Bright Ideas grants for creative, classroom-based learning projects. The final deadline to apply varies by co-op; however, teachers throughout North Carolina who submit a completed application by the early-bird deadline of Aug. 15 will be entered to win one of five $100 Visa gift cards.
The application, grant-writing tips and more information about the Bright Ideas education grant program can be found at ncbrightideas.com. Classroom teachers at qualifying schools can apply individually or as a team for a grant from their local cooperative.
More than $600,000 in Bright Ideas funding that will be awarded to teachers statewide during the upcoming school year. Since the program began in 1994, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives have awarded more than $11.5 million in Bright Ideas grants funding for more than 11,000 projects benefitting 2.2 million students.