Bright Ideas Educator Grants 💡


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Since 1994, Piedmont Electric has awarded local educators more than $600,000 in Bright Ideas grants to educators for innovative classroom projects. Teachers, principals and school counselors can apply for grants of up to $2,000. The Bright Ideas grant program is the only one of its kind in our state, exclusively for North Carolina’s K-12 educators. The call for applicants begins in April each year, with grants awarded in October.

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Important Bright Ideas Dates for the 2022-2023 School Year

  • Application are closed for 2022-2023
  • Winners announced: October 2022

Winners from the 2021-2022 School Year

Winners from the 2020-2021 School Year

Winners from the 2019-2020 School Year

Winners from the 2018-2019 School Year

Winners from the 2017-2018 School Year

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