Bright Ideas grant deadline approaching


Teachers have less than a week to apply for a Bright Ideas grant to add to their classroom lessons.

The Bright Ideas grant program helps fund teachers’ innovative, classroom based ideas. If you have a great idea to reach your students in a different way, a Bright Ideas grant can help.

This school year, South River EMC will reach $1 million in Bright Ideas grant funding. The Cooperative is offering grants for up to $2,500 for those innovative ideas.

Final deadline is Sept. 18, so there’s no time to delay. Join a growing number of teachers who are bringing smiles to their students’ faces by submitting your application online at The process involves completing an application online consisting of seven sections.

Applications do not have to be completed in one sitting, applicants can save it and return to it later, just don’t forget it. Principals should be aware of grant ideas.

Statewide, cooperatives annually fund over $530,000 in grants. Thus far, the Bright Ideas Grant program has funded $10.9 million in grants and has touched the lives of over 2.1 million North Carolina students.

Visit and get ideas submitted. Remember, grants submitted to South River EMC must be done so through the Bright Ideas web site.

Questions, please contact South River EMC at 910-892-8071 or by e-mail at [email protected]

South River EMC is a locally-owned and operated electric cooperative, which provides electric service to 43,000 homes, farms and businesses in parts of Harnett, Cumberland, Sampson, Johnston and Bladen counties.