North Carolina Electric Cooperatives*
Maximum Grant Amount
September 19, 2022
The Bright Ideas education grant program, sponsored by North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives, will begin accepting applications on April 1.
Educators in grades K-12 at participating schools are eligible to apply. Maximum grant amounts vary based on the requirements of the sponsoring local electric cooperative. Interested educators must complete a formal application, which will thoroughly outline their project, and grant winners are selected based on a competitive evaluation process.
Each year, about 2,000 applications are accepted from teachers in a variety of disciplines including music, art, history, reading, science, career-planning and information technology.
- The early-bird deadline is August 15. Applicants who submit their projects on or before this date will be eligible to win a $100 Visa gift card.
- The final application deadline is September 19 for most locations. This deadline may vary depending on the sponsoring electric cooperative in your area. To find your final application deadline, search for your school on the Bright Ideas website.
Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 9/20/2022
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