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Have No Fear This School Year, Bright Ideas Are Here

South River EMC is once again offering teachers an opportunity to bring a new lesson or way of learning to their classrooms with the Bright Ideas grant program.

The program is for educators working at K-12 public schools, to help improve lessons where the budget doesn’t always cover an important teaching tool that would benefit the classroom.

This school year, the Cooperative excepts to award over $50,000 in grants for innovative, classroom-based ideas. Grants are offered for up to $2,500 for any subject area. However, grant applications for professional consideration are not considered.

The early bird deadline is approaching, and any educators with an application in before August 15 will be eligible to win one of five $100 Visa gift cards. If your idea isn’t quite ready, you have until September 23 to submit it online at

Join a growing number of teachers who are putting their bright ideas forward to benefit their students in the ever-changing learning process.

You don’t have to complete your application in one sitting, you can save it and return to it later. Have a proofreader as well, in never hurts to have another set of eyes look over your grant before it’s submitted. Please make sure your principal is aware of your grant idea.

Statewide, cooperatives annually fund over $530,000 in grants. Thus far, the Bright Ideas Grant program has funded $12.2 million in grants and has touched the lives of over 2.2 million North Carolina students.

Now, visit and get that great classroom idea out there to benefit your students and classroom! Please remember, grants submitted to South River EMC must be done so through the Bright Ideas web site.

If you have questions, please contact South River EMC at 910-892-8071 or by e-mail at

South River EMC is a locally-owned and operated electric cooperative, which provides electric service to 44,000 homes, farms and businesses in parts of Harnett, Cumberland, Sampson, Johnston and Bladen counties.


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