Educators, apply early for Bright Ideas grants and a chance to win $100

Wake Electric is accepting applications for Bright Ideas education grants of up to $3,000 for creative, classroom projects.

  • Teachers who apply by the early-bird deadline of Aug. 15 will be entered to win an extra $100.
  • Learn more and apply online at www.ncbrightideas.com.

Teachers who apply for a Bright Ideas education grant by Aug. 15 can win funding for classroom projects – and qualify to win an extra $100. Wake Electric, along with electric cooperatives across the state, are accepting applications for Bright Ideas grants for creative, classroom-based learning projects. The final deadline to apply is your final deadline. However, teachers who submit a completed application by the early-bird deadline of Aug. 15 will be entered to win one of five $100 gift cards.

Teachers can apply for Bright Ideas grants of up to $3,000 which is part of more than $600,000 in Bright Ideas funding that will be awarded to teachers statewide during the upcoming school year.

The application, grant-writing tips and more information about the Bright Ideas education grant program can be found at www.ncbrightideas.com. Classroom teachers at qualifying schools in Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance, and Wake counties can apply individually or as a team.  Last year, Wake Electric awarded $50,000 in Bright Ideas grants.

North Carolina’s electric cooperatives power the lives of 2.5 million people in 93 of the state’s 100 counties. The Bright Ideas education grant program is an example of the electric cooperatives’ commitment to community and education.

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