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Bright Ideas grant available

Deadlines are approaching to apply for a Bright Ideas grant.

The final deadline is Sept.14. However, teachers submitting their completed application by the early-bird deadline of Aug. 15 will have a chance to win one of five $100 gift cards.

The application, grant-writing tips and more information about the Bright Ideas education grant program can be found at www.ncbrightideas.com.

The grant is open to classroom teachers at qualifying schools in EnergyUnited’s 19 counties: Alexander, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Stokes, Wilkes and Yadkin. Teachers can apply for grants individually or as a team.

EnergyUnited expects to award more than $40,000 in Bright Ideas grants again this year to teachers in the 19 counties it serves.

Magic School Supply Bus collection held for teachers

The Kid 101 Teacher Resource Center is collecting supplies for teachers from Aug. 12 to Aug. 19.

Businesses, churches or local residents are encouraged to donate backpacks, binders, tabbed dividers, pocket folders, spiral notebooks, composition books, pencil sharpeners, erasers, glue sticks, colored pencils, rulers, scissors and index cards.

Supplies may be dropped off at 122 Avalon Drive. Supplies will be donated to teachers at Rowan-Salisbury Schools’ Back to School Rally.

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