Bright Ideas deadline approaching for teachers

September 6, 2013

South River EMC started to get Bright Ideas grant applications early this year. Now, with everyone back to school, the deadline is quickly approaching to submit the grant applications. The deadline is Sept. 20.

Teachers with ideas for a class project visit and complete an application. It’s that easy. Remember, only a few weeks are left to apply! South River EMC does not accept hand written applications, so please plan wisely.

Spelling and grammar are important components to grant writing and grant writing tips are available on the Bright Ideas Web site.

To receive a grant the project must directly involve students, seek to achieve clearly defined goals and learning objectives, use innovative and creative teaching methods, provide ongoing benefits to students, and feature measurable results that can be evaluated upon completion.

Applicants must be certified to teach in North Carolina K-12 schools. The school principal must review and approve the project proposal and requests for salaries or professional development will be denied.

South River EMC will be funding $50,000 in educational grants through Bright Ideas this year. Since 1994, North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives have funded over $8.5 million in grants, which have touched the lives of over 1.5 million North Carolina students.

For more information, visit, or contact Catherine O’Dell or Julie Wahl at 910-892-8071.

South River EMC is a locally-owned and operated electric cooperative, which provides electric service to 42,000 homes, farms and businesses in parts of Harnett, Cumberland, Sampson, Johnston and Bladen counties.