Celebrating 25 years of support for creative learning – Apply now for Bright Ideas Education Grants

Surprising Teachers with Bright Idea GrantsUnion Power is now accepting applications for the 2019 Bright Ideas Education Grant Program. Educators can apply for up to $2,000 in grants to fund creative, hands-on classroom projects in K-12 classrooms. Teachers can apply individually or as a team, and grants are available for all subjects.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Bright Ideas. Grants are awarded by each of North Carolina’s 26 electric cooperatives, including Union Power Cooperative, and are open to teachers in all 100 counties. Approximately 600 grants are awarded statewide to teachers each year for projects that engage students in new and innovative ways. Since the program began in 1994 at Brunswick EMC in Shallotte, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives collectively have awarded more than $12.2 million in Bright Ideas grants to fund more than 11,600 projects, reaching more than 2.3 million students in subjects including math, reading, science, technology, music and the arts.

Applications are accepted April 1 through Sept. 23. To learn more and apply for a 2019 Bright Ideas grant, visit union-power.com/ brightideas.