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.

This year EnergyUnited anticipates awarding $45,000 to support creative, innovative classroom projects across its 19-county service area. 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 $14.3 million in Bright Ideas funding for 13,536 projects supporting teachers and benefitting more than 2.8 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.

About EnergyUnited

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. Visit energyunited.com to learn more about our energy services and community programs.