ENFIELD, N.C. – Time is running out for local K-12 teachers to apply for grants of up to $2,000 from Halifax EMC through the Bright Ideas Education Grant Program. Educators with creative ideas for projects for their students must submit their application by Sept. 15. Interested teachers can find the application, along with grant-writing tips and program information, on the Bright Ideas website.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Halifax EMC is being flexible with grant criteria and the types of projects awarded this year. Teachers are encouraged to apply for innovative, creative projects that will benefit students whether they are in the classroom or learning remotely.
A total of $7,500 will be awarded by Halifax EMC to local educators for projects across all grade levels and subjects. Teachers at qualifying schools in Halifax and Warren counties can apply for grants individually or as a team.
Halifax EMC is one of 26 electric cooperatives in North Carolina offering Bright Ideas grants to local teachers. Since 1994, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives have awarded more than $12.9 million in Bright Ideas funding for nearly 12,359 projects supporting teachers and benefiting more than 2.5 million students.
The Bright Ideas grant program is part of Halifax EMC’s ongoing commitment to community and education. To learn more about this and other community outreach efforts, visit our community segment.