Making A List For Bright Ideas - Carolina Country
July 2022

During the long summer day, bright ideas happen, and educators would do well to record them.

Begin by making a list. Then, flesh it out and when you have time, visit and type it up.

The Bright Ideas grant program awards grants to teachers in certified public K-12 schools, who have innovative, classroom-based ideas.

Each year, South River EMC awards at least $50,000 in grants to teachers in parts of Harnett, Johnston, Sampson and Cumberland counties.

Grants can be written for any amount up to $2,500 for any subject.

Grant applications are not considered for professional development.

Since 1994, educators statewide have received $11.5 million to fund 11,000 projects, affecting 2.2 million students.

Applications are now being accepted; educators with applications in by the early-bird deadline of Aug. 15, 2022, are eligible to win a $100 Visa gift card. The final application deadline is Sept. 19, 2022.

South River EMC accepts applications online only at

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South River EMC is proud of its Bright Ideas grants program. We're all about supporting North Carolina classrooms.

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