Illuminate Your Classroom with a Bright Ideas Grant

April 6, 2020

Are you a passionate educator? Do you have a bright idea or know someone who does? Then you may have what it takes to become a recipient of a 2020 Bright Ideas grant, sponsored by North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives.

Union Power is now accepting applications for the 2020 Bright Ideas Education Grant Program. Educators can apply for grants of up to $2,000 to fund creative, hands-on classroom projects in K-12 classrooms. Teachers can apply individually or as a team, and
grants are available for projects in all subject areas.

Since the program began 26 years ago, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives have collectively awarded more than $12.9 million in grants to K-12 teachers for 12,300 projects benefitting 2.5 million students across the state. In 2019, over $700,000 was awarded for more than 660 projects across the state, the most funding ever given in a single grant cycle.

Applications are accepted now through Sept. 18. To learn more and apply for a Bright Ideas grant, visit /educational-programs/bright-ideas-grants.