Bright Ideas, a grant program sponsored by the Flint Energies Foundation and Flint Energies, awards teachers money for innovative lessons and projects to energize learning in their students. In 2021, a total of $25,000 was awarded using participating Flint members’ small change through Operation Round Up®. Since 2006, nearly $300,000 has been awarded to fund projects reaching more than 10,000 students in Middle Georgia.
The Bright Ideas program distributes money as grants to teachers of grades PreK-12 at public or private schools located in the Co-op’s 17-county service territory. The grants may not be used for professional development, SMART Board or iPad purchases, field trips or subscription services. The minimum for a grant request is $750; the maximum is $1,500. The amount requested should fully fund the lesson plan, and should be implemented by the end of the 2022-2023 school year.
Applicants must not use any identifying information in the body of the application such as county, school, teacher names or mascots. Grants cannot be used toward fundraising activities.
For more information, email Jennie Lacey at email@example.com or call her at 478-218-5529.
The Bright Ideas application has closed. Good luck to all our applicants!