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It's time for your Bright Ideas grant submissions! April 2020
It's time for your Bright Ideas grant submissions!
April 2020

It’s time to begin contemplating those Bright Ideas grant application submissions.

Since the program’s inception in 1994, it has spread across the state and been replicated in other states. During that time, statewide alone, schools have received $12.9 million, which has been used to fund over 12, 359 projects affecting almost 2.5 million students.

Ideas can come from anywhere, however, the projects often require money the school budget and teachers just can’t cover.

That’s where the Bright Ideas grant program can help. The 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 grant funding 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. Applications for professional development will not be considered.

The application period opens April 1, and any educators with applications in by August 15, are eligible to win a $100 Visa gift card. The final application deadline is September 15.

Apply today!

South River EMC only accepts applications online at If you’re interested in learning more about this program, visit or email

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