Broad River Electric Cooperative is committed to the community, and with our Charities Board we have helped numerous non-profit and public service organizations in our tri-county service area. One of our largest benefactors is education. But education in our area deserves more. That’s why we have committed $10,000 to begin a grant program that has an aim to help our educators educate our next generation.
Why an educator’s grant?
Many teachers have innovative ideas to make the classroom experience exceptional for students. Unfortunately, funding for these projects isn’t always readily available. Broad River Electric Cooperative and our Charities Board are here to help, partnering together to offer grants to teachers in school districts throughout our service territory.
Grant Limit and Award Criteria
Certified K-12 teachers in Cherokee, Spartanburg and Union counties are eligible to apply for the Bright Ideas Grant Program. Grant applications may be funded up to $1,000. The maximum amount that can be awarded per application is $1,000.
If a grant is awarded to complete a project, the applicant must:
- Use the funding within 18 months.
- Submit a report about the outcome of the grant.
- Agree to allow their name, photo and grant information in publications to market the Bright Ideas Program.
Grants will be evaluated by volunteer educators in our service territory, and awarded the first week of school in winners respective counties.
Deadline to apply is July 30 , 2021