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Teachers, The Deadline Has Been Extended

With Hurricane Florence packing quite a punch, South River EMC has extended the Bright Ideas deadline.

The application period for the 2018-2019 application period is Monday, September 24, this gives teachers a few extra days to firm up ideas and get them submitted.

The Bright Ideas grant program offers grants to teachers for innovative, classroom-based projects and ideas. Applications can be for anything, such as books, technology, manipulatives, and items to keep students engaged.

Each year, South River EMC awards at least $50,000 for classroom projects and materials. Teachers applying must be from a certified K-12 public school, and can apply for a maximum grant amount of $2,500 from the Cooperative. There is no limit to the amount of times you can apply.

Before submitting, make sure to have someone proofread your grant, it goes a long way in avoiding errors and submitting a great proposal. Be sure to have your principal’s approval before the grant is submitted.

Statewide, cooperatives annually fund over $530,000 in grants. Since its inception, the Bright Ideas Grant program has funded $11.5 million in grants and has touched the lives of over 2.2 million North Carolina students.

Ready to write your grant? Visit and start writing. Remember, grants submitted to South River EMC will only be accepted through the Bright Ideas web site,

If you have questions, please contact South River EMC at 910-892-8071 or by e-mail at

South River EMC is a locally-owned and operated electric cooperative, which provides electric service to 43,000 homes, farms and businesses in parts of Harnett, Cumberland, Sampson, Johnston and Bladen counties.

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