Bright Ideas Grant Program

Unleash Your Bright Ideas for Education with NC Bright Ideas!

bright ideas logoCalling all passionate and innovative educators in North Carolina! The Bright Ideas education grant program, proudly sponsored by North Carolina’s electric cooperatives, is here to support and elevate education in Tar Heel classrooms. We believe in nurturing creativity and providing resources for exceptional projects that go beyond the norm, benefiting students in grades K-12.

Since its inception in 1994, the Bright Ideas program has been a beacon of opportunity, awarding over $8.5 million to dedicated teachers across North Carolina. These grants have fueled the realization of more than 8,300 inspiring projects, reaching an astounding 1.5 million students!

Are you ready to make a difference in your classroom? Certified K-12 classroom teachers from participating schools can apply for grants of up to $2,000. It’s a chance to bring your bright ideas to life and create an exceptional learning experience for your students.

Mark your calendars! Grant applications are accepted from April 1st until September 15th. And here’s an exciting incentive for the early birds: if you submit your application before August 15th, you’ll automatically be entered into a drawing for a Visa gift card!

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity. Visit the NC Bright Ideas website to find detailed information about the program and to submit your grant application. Let your bright ideas shine and illuminate the path to a brighter future for your students. Together, let’s make education unforgettable!

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