Classroom Technology Awards for Teachers

2019 Classroom Technology Grant Applications are now being accepted!

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

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 2019-2020 school year.
  • Areas of interest to our judges are originality, creativity, Innovation, grammar, punctuation and thoroughness.

If you have received a CTA grant in the past, in order to be eligible to receive a 2019 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.

2018 Classroom Technology Grant Winners

Seven teachers in Franklin, Nash and Wake counties were awarded a 2018 Classroom Technology grant. The total amount of grant monies awarded is $20,575.00

This year’s winners are:

Henrietta Vazquez East Wake Middle School Raleigh, NC
Michele Cruz Nash Community College Rocky Mount, NC
Lisa Huffman Cary High School Cary, NC
Maria Fadri Wake Technical Community College Raleigh, NC
Mark Moldovan Salem Middle School Apex, NC
Rachel Taulbee Cedar Creek Middle School Youngsville, NC
Tommy Kemp Franklinton High School Franklinton


The funds for the Classroom Technology grants come from WEMC members who agree to round up their light bill to the nearest whole dollar through the Operation RoundUp program. For example, if the bill is $190.91 – the bill will be rounded up 9 cents to $191.00. These pennies add up to major dollars.

Wake Electric is a non-profit electric utility serving over 46,100 consumers in parts of Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance, and Wake counties.