Sept. 23: Application deadline for Bright Ideas Education Grants

4 winners of the Bright Ideas grant standing next to the program directorTime is running out for local K-12 teachers to submit their applications for Bright Ideas Education Grant Program, which will provide up to $2,000 in funding for innovative classroom projects. The deadline to apply is Sept. 23.

“The Bright Ideas grant program is part of Roanoke’s ongoing commitment to community and education,” said Kirby Jordan, the co-op’s vice-president of member services, marketing and public relations.

A total of $8,000 is available by the co-op this fall to local educators for projects across all grade levels and subjects. Classroom teachers at qualifying schools in Gates, Hertford, Bertie, Halifax, Northampton, Perquimans and Chowan counties can apply for grants individually or as a team.

Roanoke Electric is one of 26 electric cooperatives in North Carolina offering Bright Ideas grants to local teachers. More than $600,000 in Bright Ideas grants may be awarded to teachers statewide this year.

Find more information and a link to the application on our Bright Ideas page.