HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A $1,000 grant, exclusive to Horry County Schools, is up for grabs!
"Bright Ideas is a grant program designed to provide funding for innovative classroom-based education projects," according to its sponsor, Horry Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Grants are "intended to fund projects outside normal public school funding parameters and can be made available to all disciplines in grades K-12 in Horry County, according to the Bright Ideas Program website.
Teachers in grades K-12 in Horry County
Projects must benefit students in grades K-12
Teachers may only be an applicant or team member of one project per school year
Grants are open to all subject areas
Projects can be funded up to $1000.00 (or approved budgeted amount)
Or, they may be partially funded
The maximum grant amount is $1,000.00
Provides instructional experiences otherwise unavailable-(counts 20 percent).
Uses innovative, creative learning experiences for students-(counts 15 percent).
Demonstrates the value and use of technology-(counts 15 percent).
Involves teamwork-(counts 15 percent).Directly involves students-(counts 10 percent).
Includes clearly defined goals and learning objectives-(counts 10 percent).
Provides an adequate budget summary-(counts 15 percent).
If a grant is awarded, the following must be completed:
Grant must be used within 18 months.
Applicant will submit a report about the grant.
Applicant and team members must allow HEC to use their name, photo and information about the grant in publicity materials and on-line videos.
A school may submit an application, and teachers are limited to one application per year.
Bright Ideas Application can be printed out, completed and then mailed to:
Bright Ideas/Horry Electric Cooperative
Attention: Toni Gore
Post Office Box 119
Conway, SC 29526
For more information, visit HEC Bright Ideas Program website,