Deadline for EnergyUnited Bright Ideas grants is September 15

Posted at 1:10 PM on Sep 11, 2017


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Time is running out for educators to apply for grants of up to $2,000 from EnergyUnited’s Bright Ideas education grant program.

Friday, September 15, is the last day to submit an application for grant funding for creative, hands-on classroom projects. Interested educators can find the application, grant-writing tips and more information on the Bright Ideas website at

“The Bright Ideas education grant program has provided more than $9.1 million for 8,800 projects benefitting more than two million students in our state over the past 22 years,” said Maureen Moore, communications manager at EnergyUnited. “Education is key in building and maintaining strong communities. At EnergyUnited, we are proud to support the communities we serve by supporting the educators who shape our future leaders.

"We are delighted that we’ve had so many teachers already apply for a Bright Ideas grant, including over 50 teachers who submitted their application prior to our early-bird deadline of August 15," Moore added.

Last year, EnergyUnited awarded 47 teachers from nine of the 19 counties the cooperative serves with over $40,000 in Bright Ideas education grants tto fund innovative classroom learning projects. Nearly 10,000 students at schools in Alexander, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Rockingham and Rowan counties participated in Bright Ideas projects funded by EnergyUnited.

The grants are available to K-12 teachers from public, public charter, private and Christian schools for innovative projects in any subject. Applications require an outline of the proposed project, a detailed budget and a description of the benefit to students. Applicants are also encouraged to highlight the innovative, creative elements of the project and to proofread carefully. Only applicants that are submitted electronically through the website will be accepted.

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