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Bright Ideas Education Grants

Hatteras Island Teachers: Apply for Bright Ideas education grants!

CHEC and the other 25 co-ops in the network of North Carolina’s electric cooperatives have collectively pledged nearly $600,000 to the state’s teachers in Bright Ideas education grant funding for the 2017-18 school year. Educators can submit an application beginning April 1 for grants of up to $1,500your max for creative, hands-on classroom projects that would not otherwise be possible. Teachers can learn more and apply online at

Since 1994, North Carolina’s electric co-ops have awarded more than $10.2 million in Bright Ideas grants to teachers statewide. More than 9,800 classroom projects benefiting well over 2 million North Carolina students have been made possible because of these grants.

Grant applications will be accepted April 1 through September 23.  However, it could pay to apply early: All teachers who submit their applications by the early bird deadline of August 15 will be entered into a drawing for a Visa gift card.


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