Bright Ideas Grants – 2023 Winners to be Announced in October

The application period for the 2023 Bright Ides grants ended on September 15, 2023. Winners will be announced in October.

The grant program offers teachers the opportunity to apply for Bright Ideas education grants from Roanoke Cooperative (RC). Your co-op is providing teacher grants of up to $2,000 to bring creative learning projects to life and enhance educational experiences for local students. Teachers can apply online at Teachers in Bertie, Chowan, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Perquimans counties are eligible to apply. To determine which electric co-op is offering a Bright Ideas grant in your district, click here.

Teachers: apply for up to $2000 for a classroom project beginning April 1.

Early Bird application deadline: ended August 15
Submit your application on or before this date and be entered to win one of five $100 Visa gift cards.

Final application deadline: September 15

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RC’s Bright Ideas grants will go to local teachers in the 2023-2024 school year. Funding is available for K-12 classroom projects in all curriculum areas including art, history, math, reading, science and technology. 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.

RC has awarded more than 100 Bright Ideas grants since 1994, totaling nearly $250,000.00. Since the program began in 1994, educators statewide have received more than $15 million in Bright Ideas grant funding and more than 3.5 million North Carolina students have participated in 14,200 Bright Ideas-funded projects across the state.

The judges that are selected to review the applications are located throughout the cooperative’s service area and include educators and community leaders.

Applications will be accepted on the Bright Ideas website from April 1 through September 15, 2023. Teachers who submit applications by the early bird deadline of August 15 will be entered to win one of five $100 Visa gift cards.

For more information about the grant program, email or call (252) 209-2236 or (800) 433-2236, ext. 272.