Bright Ideas Education Grant Application

Please read this information carefully before completing the application.

Purpose: The Bright Ideas program is designed to financially support classroom projects for which funding is currently unavailable.

Eligibility: Applicant must be a Georgia certified teacher. Teachers may apply for one grant per school year.

Grant Limit: Projects are open to all subjects and may be funded up to $1,000. Projects must be introduced within current school year.

Selection Criteria: All applications requesting technology items (iPads, etc.) must have the prior approval of the school’s IT Department. Projects must provide a creative learning experience for students, benefit and directly involve students, contain a clearly defined plan of implementation and encourage teamwork among students. Grants are for classroom projects; grants cannot be used for professional development, field trips, student fees, etc.

Deadline: All applications must be submitted online at  Applications will be accepted beginning on August 1, 2024.  Early bird deadline is August 31, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. All applications must be received by Amicalola EMC by 5:00 p.m. on September 8, 2024. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Program sponsor: Amicalola EMC is the sponsor of the Bright Ideas grant program. Amicalola EMC is a not-for-profit electric cooperative that serves approx. 55,000 locations in Bartow, Cherokee, Dawson, Fannin, Forsyth, Gilmer, Gordon, Lumpkin, Murray and Pickens counties. The Bright Ideas program is funded using unclaimed property in accordance with O.C.G.A. 44-12-236.

Program Coordinator:
Stacey Fields, Director of Public Relations
Amicalola EMC
544 Hwy 515 South
Jasper, GA 30143
Phone: 706-253-5287

  • Applicant Information

  • Only the listed schools are eligible
  • Project Overview

    Please do not include your name or the name of your county or school in the following sections.
  • (to the nearest whole dollar)
  • Give an overview of the project. Include your goals and objectives. (Limit 50 words)
  • What are the creative learning elements of the project? (Limit 50 words)
  • How does the project provide immediate and ongoing benefits and directly involve students? (Limit 50 words)
  • How will you implement the project? (Limit 50 words)
  • How does the project encourage teamwork among students? (Limit 50 words)
  • Budget

  • Item NeededQuantity NeededUnit CostTotal Cost 
    Add a new row
  • (Please estimate total cost to the nearest whole dollar)
  • Applicant Agreement

  • I am a Georgia certified teacher. This is the only Bright Ideas application I have submitted for the 2023-2024 school year. My principal has approved my grant project and its implementation at my school if funded. I have obtained approval from the school system IT department for all technology requests. I agree that my name, photo and information about the grant may be used in publications by Amicalola EMC without compensation to me. I understand that, if funded, both I and my school will be notified and funds awarded in October 2023.

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