Bright Ideas early bird application deadline: Aug. 15

Local teachers who  submit their applications for a Bright Ideas grant by the Aug. 15 early bird deadline will be entered to win one of five $100 Visa gift cards.

This year, Roanoke Electric Co-op plans to award $8,000 in Bright Ideas grant funding  to support teachers with ideas for innovative classroom projects.  The grants are available to K-12 teachers for projects in any subject, and educators can apply individually or as a team.  Applications will be accepted through Sept. 15, 2021.

The submissions must include an estimated budget and have approval from their school’s principal.

Applications will be judged through a competitive evaluation process. Grant-writing tips can be found at

To apply, visit