Wake Electric is accepting Bright Ideas education grant applications from educators, and August is a great time to apply: all teachers who apply by the early bird deadline of Aug. 15 will be entered to win one of five $100 gift cards! Bright Ideas grants fund innovative learning projects in K-12 classrooms. The final deadline to apply is Sept 12. This year, Wake Electric expects to award $50,000 teachers in Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance, and Wake counties. For more information or to start your application, visit NCBrightIdeas.com.