Bright Ideas Teacher Grants

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We have updated our Bright Ideas Education Grant Program! Based on feedback from teachers, the application period has been changed to January through the end of February. Not only will this ensure that grant recipients are awarded their funds in time to prepare for the following school year but it also gives us the opportunity to recognize the winners during our Bright Ideas 5K celebration held in April!

The Bright Ideas program supports innovative and effective classroom education curriculum that cannot be covered by traditional school financing. Individual teachers can apply for grants up to $1,000 while teams of teachers are eligible for grants up to $1,500.

Teachers in public and private schools, K-12 in Berkeley Electric Cooperative’s service area are eligible to participate. Grants are awarded for projects in any discipline and are intended to help teachers within Berkeley Electric Cooperative’s service area produce a better-educated workforce. The grants are designed to help teachers introduce innovative teaching methods.

Grants are awarded annually in a competitive evaluation process. To learn more and apply visit