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Bright Ideas Education Grants

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

Since 1994, CCEC has awarded 660 grants totaling nearly $490,000 with an impact on 123,338 students. Winning projects cover nearly all subjects, including science, math, technology, art, music and more.

We take great pleasure in helping teachers put their innovative ideas in action for their students. Investing in the education of our youth and future leaders is a major part of CCEC’s commitment to the communities we serve.

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. The 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. More information can be found at: The next grant cycle for the 2019-20 school year will open in the spring of 2019.

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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