MONROE – Union Power Cooperative is once again powering education through its Bright Ideas grant program.
Union Power expects to award $20,000 in grants this year to teachers in Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly and Union counties.
“The Bright Ideas grant program seeks to encourage teacher originality and student engagement by funding projects that take a creative approach to learning,” Communications Specialist Theresa Chance said.
Starting April 1, K-12 teachers can submit an application for grants of up to $2,000 for innovative, hands-on classroom projects that would not otherwise be funded. Educators can apply individually or as a team.
Applications are due Sept. 19 at www.ncbrightideas.com. Teachers appying by Aug. 15 will be entered to win one of five $100 Visa gift cards.