Wednesday, 02 September 2020 12:02

Deadline approaching for local teachers to apply for Bright Ideas Grants from Pee Dee Electric

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WADESBORO — Time is running out for local K-12 teachers to apply for grants of up to $2,000 from Pee Dee Electric through the Bright Ideas Education Grant Program.


Educators with creative ideas for projects for their students must submit their application by Sept. 18. Interested teachers can find the application, along with grant-writing tips and program information, on the Bright Ideas website at ncbrightideas.com.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pee Dee Electric is being flexible with grant criteria and the types of projects awarded this year. Teachers are encouraged to apply for innovative, creative projects that will benefit students whether they are in the classroom or learning remotely.

Teachers at qualifying schools in Anson, Richmond, Scotland, Stanly, and Montgomery counties can apply for grants individually or as a team.

Pee Dee Electric is one of 26 electric cooperatives in North Carolina offering Bright Ideas grants to local teachers. Since 1994, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives have awarded more than $12.9 million in Bright Ideas funding for nearly 12,359 projects supporting teachers and benefiting more than 2.5 million students.

The Bright Ideas grant program is part of Pee Dee Electric ongoing commitment to community and education. To learn more about this and other community outreach efforts, visit pdemc.com or ncbrightideas.com.

Pee Dee Electric is a not-for-profit cooperative whose goal is to provide reliable, dependable electric service for its members while focusing on value, quality customer service, and enhancing life in the communities we serve. Pee Dee’s service area consists of Anson, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Scotland, Stanly and Union counties. For more information about Pee Dee Electric, please visit www.pdemc.com