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Grants available for teachers with ‘Bright Ideas’ through Pee Dee Electric

LILESVILLE — Starting April 1, teachers can apply for Bright Ideas education grants from Pee Dee Electric. The electric cooperative is providing grants of up to $2,000 to bring creative learning projects to life and enhance education for local students. Teachers can apply online at www.ncbrightideas.com. 

Pee Dee Electric will be awarding Bright Ideas grants to local teachers for the 2022-2023 school year, funding K-12 classroom projects in all curriculum areas, including art, history, math, reading, science and technology. Educators can apply as individuals or as a team. They must include a budget, project goals, implementation plan and description of how the project will engage students and enhance their success. 

Since 1994, Pee Dee Electric has issued more than $297,000 in grants, making possible 234 projects that have benefited students across Anson, Montgomery, Moore, Scotland, Stanly, Richmond and Union counties.


The Bright Ideas education grant program is a shared initiative of all 26 electric co-ops in North Carolina. Collectively, Pee Dee Electric and North Carolina’s electric cooperatives have issued more than $14.3 million supporting 13,536 projects benefiting well over 2.8 million students statewide. 

The final deadline to apply is Sept. 15. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit www.pdemc.com/bright-ideas-grant-program to find details on submission requirements. For more information about the program and grant-writing tips, please visit www.ncbrightideas.com. 


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