Bright Ideas, a grant program sponsored by the Flint Energies Foundation and Flint Energies, your Touchstone Energy Cooperative, awards teachers money for innovative lessons and projects to energize learning in their students. In 2020, a total of $25,000 was awarded using participating Flint members’ small change through Operation Round Up®. Since 2006, nearly $275,000 has been awarded to fund 284 projects reaching more than 8,500 students in Middle Georgia.
The Bright Ideas program distributes money as grants of up to $1,000 for 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.
Click here to take a look at how a 2018 winner used her grant. It's truly Innovation in Action!
For more information, email Hannah Sloan. You can also call Hannah at 478-847-5195.
The early bird deadline is August 6, 2021; early bird applicants are entered to win an iPad mini.
The final deadline to apply for a Bright Ideas grant is September 3, 2021.