Grants

Bright Ideas

The Bright Ideas grant program, sponsored by Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation, provides grants for teachers for classroom innovative projects in grades Pre-K through 12 that would not otherwise be funded. Georgia certified public or private school teachers in grades Pre-K through 12 in Baldwin, Jones, Putnam, Twiggs and Wilkinson counties qualify.

The grants are open to all subjects.                              

Projects will be judged based on innovation, goals, learning objectives, student involvement and budget.

Individual projects can be funded up to $1,500. Teachers are limited to one grant proposal per year. Grants will be awarded annually based on merit and must be used within 18 months of issue date. Applicant must provide a follow-up report about the funded project. Applications must be completed and submitted by December 7, 2017 to be considered for funding.  

Funds come from unclaimed capital credits that otherwise would have been surrendered to the state.  

To learn more, contact Kim Broun at 478.986.8126 or kimb@tri-countyemc.com.  

Download Bright Ideas Guidelines
Download Bright Ideas Judges' Scoring Criteria
Complete a Bright Ideas Grant Application Deadline December 7, 2017

2016-2017 Winners

Bright Ideas Grant Recipients 2016-2017