Teachers: Don’t Wait to Apply for a Bright Ideas Grant

The deadline for interested teachers to apply for a Bright Ideas grant is quickly approaching, and applicants have until September 15 to submit an application for the Tri-County EMC funded award. The grants will support local teachers with creative ideas to innovate teaching and improve student success in K-12 classrooms. To find the application or learn more about the program, visit www.ncbrightideas.com.

A shared initiative of Tri-County EMC and electric cooperatives statewide, Bright Ideas grants have funded over 14,200 projects with more than $15 million awarded to teachers across North Carolina since 1994. Millions of students have benefited from the projects, technology and enhanced teaching methods made possible by Bright Ideas. Last year, Tri-County EMC awarded more than $92,000 to local teachers to fund 110 projects.

Teachers in any discipline, from engineering to art, can apply to receive a grant of up to $1,000.

“At Tri-County EMC, we believe that education is an essential part of building and bettering our community, and Bright Ideas grants enable us to help local teachers who continue to go above and beyond in the classroom,” said Deidra Grantham, manager of marketing and communications of Tri-County EMC. Tri-County EMC expects to award $1,000 this fall in our service area of Duplin, Lenoir and Wayne counties, and we look forward to partnering with exceptional educators to accelerate learning this year, and for years to come.”

Submit your application today and help us light up learning for North Carolina students!