Grants Up For Grabs For N.C. Teachers With “Bright Ideas” Through EnergyUnited 

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Teachers across North Carolina can apply now through September 15th, 2022 for a Bright Ideas education grant from EnergyUnited to help bring their creative learning projects to life.

The electric cooperative is providing grants of up to $2,000 to enhance education for local students.

Teachers can apply by clicking here.

“The NC Bright Ideas program has positively impacted millions of lives since the program began in 1994,” said Maureen Moore, communications manager for EnergyUnited. “EnergyUnited is proud to support innovation in the classroom, which helps strengthen the communities that we serve.”

Representatives with EnergyUnited say they plan on awarding more than $40,000 in Bright Ideas grants to local teachers in the 2022-2023 school year.

Funding is available for K-12 classroom projects in all curriculum areas and educators can apply as individuals or as a team and must include a budget, project goals, implementation plan and description of how the project will engage students and enhance their success, according to a news release.

The Bright Ideas education grant program is a shared initiative of all 26 electric co-ops in North Carolina.

Collectively, EnergyUnited and North Carolina’s electric cooperatives have issued more than $14.3 million supporting 13,536 projects benefiting well over 2.8 million students statewide.

The final deadline to apply is September 15th, 2022.