Bright Ideas Education Grants Make Classroom and Remote Learning Projects Possible
March 13, 2021
Sixteen local teachers received a more than $20,000 in Bright Ideas Education Grants from Union Power last year, benefitting nearly 4,300 students at schools in Cabarrus, Stanly, and Union counties.
Typically, these grants bring creative projects to life inside classrooms. However, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ideas receiving grants included ways to help students learn both in the classroom and remotely. Grants are awarded for projects in all subject areas, including music, art, history, reading, science, and math.
“Teachers in our area have discovered new and innovative ways to support the education of their students during this unprecedented time — which is what the Bright Ideas grant program is all about,” said Carrie Stroud, vice president of communications & marketing at Union Power. “We are thankful we can help strengthen our communities through programs like Bright Ideas.”
Applications are accepted each year from April through mid-September. The application process will reopen for interested teachers in April 1, 2021.