Bright Ideas

Deadline August 23, 2023

Bright Ideas LogoHart EMC and Hart EMC Foundation, Inc. support education of our youth and our schools through a variety of scholarships, grants and learning opportunities. Hart EMC Foundation is seeking applications from area educators serving grades K-12 in public schools. Bright Ideas grants will provide educators with funding of up to $1,000 per grant for innovative classroom projects that benefit students and would not otherwise be covered by school budgets. Bright Ideas will finance a variety of hands-on projects, including music, art, history, language, reading, science, math, and information technology. Proposals can come from any area of the curriculum.

Bright Ideas Grant Program is made possible thru the use of unclaimed capital credits. The Georgia legislature passed HB 431 allowing cooperatives to use unclaimed capital credits within their service area for the benefit of charitable causes, economic development and education. Hart EMC’s board of directors chose to use the funds for Hart EMC Foundation Scholarships and Bright Ideas.

Grants will be awarded to certified schoolteachers instructing students in grades K-12 in Elbert, Franklin, Hart and Stephens counties. Winners will be notified by the Bright Ideas Prize Team. The prize team will notify winners during the month of October.

Applicants agree that their name, photo and project may be used in print, broadcast and other forms of media in publications of Hart Electric Membership Cooperative and the Hart EMC Foundation.

Bright Idea Grants 2023 Application can be returned to or mailed to:

Hart EMC Foundation Bright Ideas
Attn: Angie Brown
P.O. Box 250
Hartwell, GA 30643

***Attention Teachers: to ensure proper transfer of all information, please save your application as a PDF file when emailing.

If you have any questions about the grant program or application procedures, please contact or call Angie Brown at 800-241-4109.