Amicalola EMC’s Bright Ideas grant program is a competition designed to reward teachers who take the time to plan, research and put into action a creative learning experience for students. The 2012-2013 school year is the third year for the Bright Ideas program here and teachers will see an updated program featuring an expanded budget to be distributed among schools, including elementary, middle, high schools, and private schools in the Amicalola EMC service area. Funding for the program comes from unclaimed capital credit refunds, released once a mandatory five-year waiting period has been exhausted. O.C.G.A §44-12-236
Teachers may apply for education grants beginning in August. Grants will be funded up to a maximum of $1,000 each. The deadline to apply is September 14, 2012. Teachers who submit their application by the early-bird deadline of August 31, 2012 will be entered in a drawing for one of several $50 gift cards.
Bright Ideas grants finance creative classroom projects that would otherwise not receive funding.
The Bright Ideas education grant program is part of Amicalola EMC’s ongoing commitment to our communities. Amicalola EMC is a not-for-profit electric cooperative that serves more than 45,000 locations in ten northwest Georgia counties.