Special to Iredell Free News
Time is running out for local K-12 teachers to apply for grants of up to $2,000 from EnergyUnited through the Bright Ideas Education Grant Program. Educators with creative ideas for projects for their students must submit their application by September 15. Interested teachers can find the application, along with grant-writing tips and program information, on the Bright Ideas website at ncbrightideas.com.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, EnergyUnited 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 $40,000 will be awarded by EnergyUnited to local educators for projects across all grade levels and subjects. Teachers at qualifying schools in EnergyUnited’s 19-county service area can apply for grants individually or as a team.
EnergyUnited 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 benefitting more than 2.5 million students.
The Bright Ideas grant program is part of EnergyUnited’s ongoing commitment to community and education. To learn more about this and other community outreach efforts, visit energyunited.com
EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is the largest electric cooperative in North Carolina serving over 130,000 metering points. Headquartered in Statesville, EnergyUnited provides electric service in portions of nineteen counties in west central North Carolina which include Alexander, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Stokes, Wilkes and Yadkin. EnergyUnited Propane provides products and services to more than 23,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in 100 counties across Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Visit EnergyUnited online at www.energyunited.com to learn more about our electric and propane businesses.