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For Immediate Release:

September 13, 2019

Media contact:
Maureen Moore
Communications Manager


Statesville, N.C. – Time is running out for local K-12 teachers to apply for grants of up to $2,000 from EnergyUnited through the Bright Ideas Education Grant Program. Educators with creative ideas for hands-on classroom projects must submit their application by September 23. Interested teachers can find the application, along with grant-writing tips and program information, on the Bright Ideas website at

“EnergyUnited is always proud to offer support for its communities by offering grant funds for teachers through our Bright Ideas program,” said Maureen Moore, Communications Manager for EnergyUnited. “We are still searching for new project ideas from teachers and our encouraging teachers to submit their creative and innovative ideas for funding consideration.”

A total of more than $40,000 will be awarded by EnergyUnited this fall to local educators for projects across all grade levels and subjects. Classroom teachers at qualifying schools in EnergyUnited’s 19-county service area counties apply for grants individually or as a team.

EnergyUnited is one of 26 electric cooperatives in North Carolina offering Bright Ideas grants to local teachers. More than $600,000 in Bright Ideas grants is expected to be awarded to teachers statewide this year.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Bright Ideas program. Since 1994, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives have awarded more than $12.2 million in Bright Ideas funding for nearly 11,700 projects supporting teachers and benefitting more than 2.3 million students.

About EnergyUnited   EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is the largest electric cooperative in North Carolina serving nearly 110,00 members and 131,000 metering points. Headquartered in Statesville, EnergyUnited provides electric service in portions of nineteen counties in west central North Carolina which include Alexander, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Stokes, Wilkes and Yadkin. EnergyUnited Propane provides products and services to more than 24,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in 100 counties across Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Visit EnergyUnited online at to learn more about our electric and propane businesses.


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