Carroll EMC


Carroll EMC
Bright Ideas Grant Application

Purpose: Bright Ideas strives to fund innovative or creative classroom projects that are developed by teachers but are not funded through general education funds.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a state-certified teacher in a public school located in the area Carroll EMC serves.
  • Project must benefit students in grades Pre K-12.
  • Teacher may only be an applicant of one project per school year.
  • Instructions must be followed completely.

Subjects: Grants are open to all subjects.

Grant Limit: Projects may be funded up to $1,000 or they may be partially funded. The maximum grant amount is $1,000.

Selection Criteria:

  • Provides innovative or creative learning experiences for students
  • Provides defined goals and learning objectives
  • Provides instructional experiences otherwise unavailable
  • Provides defined, measurable benefits to students.
  • Provides for extended application in the classroom for students.
  • Provides an adequate budget summary

If grant is awarded:

  • Grant must be used within the academic school year awarded.
  • Applicant will submit a final report about the grant.
  • Applicant grants sponsors the right to use his or her name, photo and information about grant in publicity.

Deadline: All applications must be completed online and received at Carroll EMC by September 15th. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.


Sponsors:
The Carroll Electric Membership Foundation and Carroll EMC sponsor Bright Ideas. The Foundation administers Operation Roundup®, a program in which the cooperative’s members volunteer to “round up” their power bills to the nearest whole dollar. The change goes directly to the Carroll Electric Membership Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to making life better for our community. Carroll EMC is a not-for-profit, consumer-owned power cooperative providing electricity to more than 50,000 members in Carroll, Floyd, Haralson, Heard, Paulding, Polk, and Troup counties.


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PLEASE READ BEFORE COMPLETING!
APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IF INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOT FOLLOWED COMPLETELY.

  • Do not include your name, the name of your county, school or mascot on pages 1, 2, or 3.
  • All applications must be completed online.
  • You must use this form and this form only. This form is automated and should be submitted online to Carroll EMC.
  • Applicants must adhere to word limits.
  • Do not attach any supplementary materials.
  • Grants are for up to $1,000 and should be used within the academic year of the award.
  • Grants will be awarded to teachers teaching students at a public school located in the area Carroll EMC serves.
  • Grants are for classroom projects, not professional development, field trips, student fees, salaries or incentives.
  • All grant recipients are required to submit a final report on the outcome of their project.
  • Teachers may only be an applicant of one project per school year.
  • Applicants agree that their name, photo and project may be used in print, broadcast and other forms of media in publications of publicity of Carroll EMC.
  • All applications must be received at Carroll EMC by September 15th.

 

Please read the directions.

 

About Your Project

(Please do not include your name, the name of your county, school or mascot)
Project Name
Curriculum areas
Grade Level
Amount requested (max $1,000)
Minimum needed to do project
Number of students to benefit from project
Will items purchased be used for more than one school year?

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Project Overview

(Please do not include your name, the name of your county, school or mascot)

Project summary - give an overview of the project. (Limit 150 words.)

Innovation - Describe the innovative or creative elements of the project. (Limit 100 words and list in bullet point format.)

Goals - What are the goals and objectives for students?
(Limit 100 words. Prioritize and list in bullet point format)

Implementation - How will you implement this project?
(Limit 100 words and list in bullet point format)

Benefits - What are the immediate and/or ongoing benefits this project will provide students?
(Limit 100 words and list in bullet point format)


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Budget

(Please do not include your name, the name of your county, school or mascot)
Itemized Project Budget (required)
Item Needed Quantity Needed Unit Cost Total Cost Required? Y/N
Total Project Cost
(please estimate total cost to nearest whole dollar.)
 
Will you accept partial funding?

If you receive partial funding, how will you fund the rest of your project? (Limit 50 words, prioritize, and list in bullet point format)


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Applicant Information

Teacher Applying for Grant
(First and Last Name)
Title of Proposed Grant Project
School Where Teacher Works
Grade(s) Applicant Teaches
School Mailing Address
School Street Address
  City
State Zip
School Phone Number
Applicant’s Contact Phone Number
Applicant’s Home Mailing Address
  City
State Zip
Applicant’s Email Address

Applicant Agreement

I am a teacher in a public school in the area Carroll EMC serves. This is the only Bright Ideas application I have submitted. I have full support from my principal for this project and its implementation at my school. I will use this grant, if awarded, for students in grades Pre K-12. I agree, if I win, to submit a final report about the grant’s outcome. I also agree that my name, photo and information about the grant may be used in publications by Carroll EMC without compensation to me.

Thank you for your application. All applications must be received at Carroll EMC by September 15th. Applications must be submitted online. Please make sure you have adhered to all word limits, have not included your name, the name of your county, school or mascot on pages 1, 2 or 3, and have not attached any forms. If you have any questions or have a problem submitting your application online call or email at 770-830-5727.