Classroom Technology Awards for Teachers

2017/2018 Classroom Technology grant winners announced:

Seven teachers in Durham, Johnston and Wake counties were awarded a 2017 Classroom Technology grant.  The total amount given was close to $20,000.

This year’s winners are:


Esta Lampkin Zebulon Gifted & Talented Magnet Middle Zebulon
Henrietta Vazquez East Wake Middle Raleigh
Rikki Gibbs East Wake Academy Knightdale
Beth Kilburn Leesville Road High Raleigh
Amy Jenkins Southern School of Energy and Sustainability Durham
Lisa Estep West View Elementary Garner
Laura Muse Jeffreys Grove Spanish Language Immersion Magnet Elementary Raleigh

NOTE: The Classroom Technology Awards grant programs is NOT the same as the Bright Ideas grant program. They are 2 separate and distinct programs. On-line applications for the Bright Ideas grants is available at

  • Wake Electric seeks Classroom Technology Awards grant applicants from North Carolina public school teachers serving 1) grades K-12 and 2) area community colleges.
  • Public school and community college teachers in Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance and Wake counties are eligible to apply.
  • Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded in any discipline for specific technology such as computers, tablets, 3D printers, Chromebooks, SMART boards, software, etc.  The technology must benefit the students in the classroom. Wake Electric will distribute up to $20,000 in Classroom Technology Awards funds.
  • Grants are to be used during the 2017-2018 school year.
  • Areas of interest to our judges are originality, creativity, Innovation, grammar, punctuation and thoroughness.
  • Winners for 2017 have been notified and grant awards issued in November. The deadline for accepting applications was September 13, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

An online application can be completed by clicking on this link:  Classroom Technology Grant Application (note:  only online applications will be accepted).

If you have received a CTA grant in the past, in order to be eligible to receive a 2017 grant, you must provide a one page typed summary of the project outlining how the project proved successful and/or benefited your students. Photos and samples of projects are welcomed and encouraged.