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Bright Ideas Overview



Washington EMC will be instituting The Bright Ideas Program for certified teachers in Washington EMC’s service territory.  The Bright Ideas Program originated in North Carolina by the Statewide EMC and to date has awarded over $4.5 million since its inception in 1994.

Several co-ops in Georgia are currently participating in the program with high success rates. 

It is our hope that this program will provide teachers with inspiration and the necessary tools to realize the dreams they have for their classrooms.

The Bright Ideas education grant program strives to improve education in classrooms by awarding grants to teachers for innovative, classroom-based projects that would not otherwise be funded.  

Please see details below:

Georgia certified teachers at public and private schools in the WEMC 10-county service area. Multiple teachers may apply from one school. One grant application per teacher, per year will be accepted. Winners from past years are eligible to reapply.

Must provide a creative learning experience for students, benefit and directly involve students, follow a clearly defined plan of implementation, and promote teamwork among students.

Individual projects can be funded up to $2,000.

Application must be submitted by October 20, 2023.

  • May be mailed or e-mailed to the Program Coordinator at the information below
  • Must be signed by submitting teacher(s) and principal of the school

Downloadable Bright Ideas Application

Fillable Application


  •  Applications will be reviewed by the Washington EMC Bright Ideas Selection Committee
  •  Grant winners will be notified and awarded funds during December 2023.

List of Eligible Schools

**This list is not all inclusive. If you think your school has been inadvertently left off, please contact the Program Coordinator for your school to be considered**


Bright Ideas

Program Coordinator:    

 Chad Davis, CPA|CGMA|PHR

 VP Finance & Administration

Washington Electric Membership Corporation

258 N Harris St

Sandersville, Ga 31082

Phone: 478-552-2577 ext. 817