• Applicant must be an educator in a North Carolina qualifying K-12 school.
  • The school principal must review and approve the proposal.
  • Requests for salaries or professional development will be denied.
Selection Criteria
To be considered for a Bright Ideas grant, proposed projects must:
  • Directly involve students.
  • Seek to achieve clearly defined goals and learning objectives.
  • Use innovative and creative teaching methods.
  • Provide ongoing benefits to students.
  • Feature measurable results that can be evaluated upon completion.
  • Please be aware that Bright Ideas funding cannot be used for field trips or to fund travel expenses/fees for guests or speakers visiting your school.
  • Please do not simply ask for a piece of equipment. Explain to us how you are going to use the tool or equipment innovatively in a classroom project.