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Educators: Spark Classroom Engagement with a Bright Ideas Grant!

What’s your Bright Idea? North Carolina’s electric cooperatives, including Roanoke Electric Cooperative, are accepting applications for Bright Ideas education grants for the 2017-18 school year. Teachers in K-12 classrooms with innovative ideas for hands-on learning projects are encouraged to apply for a grant up to $2,000.

North Carolina’s electric cooperatives are committed to supporting local communities, and last year, Roanoke Electric Cooperative awarded $8,000 in Bright Ideas funding directly to local teachers. Since 1994, educators statewide have received more than $10.9 million in Bright Ideas grant funding, and well over 2.1 million North Carolina students have participated in approximately 10,400 Bright Ideas projects.

Grant applications will be accepted April 1 through Sept. 18. It could pay to apply early: all teachers who submit their applications by the early bird deadline of Aug. 15 will be entered into a drawing for one of five $100 Visa gift cards.

Teachers can apply individually or as a team, and grants are available for all subjects. To apply, or for more information about the Bright Ideas grant program, visit www.NCBrightIdeas.com.

Roanoke Electric Cooperative is an electric utility providing service to 14,000 members in Bertie, Hertford, Halifax, Northampton, Gates, Perquimans and Chowan counties. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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