Still time for early Birds and Bright Ideas

Now that everyone is maxed out on the summer heat, if you’re a teacher, it’s time to begin considering cool and bright ideas!

The Bright Ideas grant program is available for teachers at public K-12 certified schools. Teachers can apply for grants up to $2,000 for innovative, classroom based ideas.

If you submit an application before August 14, you’ll be entered into the Early Bird drawing for one of five $100 Visa gift cards. Perhaps you’re looking for the right words to explain your project idea, the final deadline for applications is September 18.

Start composing today by visiting You can complete your application at your own speed with the ability to save your application and make changes as you go.

There is no limit to the amount of applications you can submit, so don’t be nervous to share any ideas that you think will help your students learn and retain more.

Additional information, as well as grant writing tips and sample applications are available for viewing on the Bright Ideas Web site. So teachers, visit, complete an application and share your idea.

Thus far, the Bright Ideas Grant program has funded over $9.6 million in grants and has touched the lives of over 1.8 million North Carolina students.

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