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Bright Ideas Education Grants

Bright IdeasCarteret-Craven Electric Cooperative (CCEC) and the Carteret-Craven Electric Foundation annualy fund more than $20,000 in grants for innovative, hands-on classroom projects in Carteret County and Havelock schools.

Since 1994, CCEC has awarded 627 grants totaling more than $466,000, with an impact on 116,561 students. Winning projects cover nearly all subjects, including science, math, technology, art, music and more. Here are this year's winners. The next grant cycle for the 2018-19 school year will open in the spring of 2018.

We take great pleasure in helping teachers put their innovative ideas in action for their students. hese grants are a meaningful investment in our students and future leaders.

Applications are judged in a competitive evaluation process, and judges will be on the lookout for projects that feature innovation and creativity. We have found that educators have a wealth of creative ideas for teaching, but often lack the resources to make their projects come to life. Bright Ideas program not only inspires students, it shows support for our dedicated educators.

Bright Ideas grants are available to public school teachers in K-12 classrooms across the state and are supported by all 26 North Carolina electric cooperatives. Collectively those co-ops have contributed more than $10.9 million to teachers for 10,400 projects benefiting more than 2.1 million students since 1994.

More information can be found at:

Carteret-Craven's grant coordinator is Lisa Galizia and she can be reached at (252) 727-2238 or (800) 682-2217 or e-mail at:


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