Bright Ideas Grants

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Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 school year. Click here to apply!

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Early Bird Deadline is Tuesday, August 15th, 2017!

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 $10.2 million to teachers for 9,800 projects benefiting more than 2 million students. Click here to see the winners.


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