Bright Ideas Grants

Final Deadline is Monday, September 18, 2017

The application period for the 2017-2018 school year is now closed. 

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Educators with creative ideas for hands-on classroom projects are encouraged to fill out and submit an application by the September deadline. Educators may submit multiple grants during one given year. Grants are awarded each year in November for projects in all grade levels and for disciplines, including math, science, language, art, English, and history. 

Bright Ideas grants provide funding for innovative, classroom-based projects that would otherwise not be possible. Since 1994, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives have worked to enhance education by engaging students in meaningful learning projects that encourage creative approaches. In the past two decades, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives have contributed more than $10.9 million to teachers for 10,400 projects benefiting more than 2.1 million students. Click here to see the winners.

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For more information contact: Theresa Chance, Program Coordinator (704-220-0709)

Portraits of Hope, had a far reaching affect for the Cox Mills High School Art Class. Ms. Danielle Gaimari applied for the grant as a way to provide her class with a service project that would allow them to learn about the culture and atmosphere of other countries.