Earlier this year, teachers in Colquitt EMC’s service area were invited to submit grant proposals for up to $1000 each for innovative and creative lesson plans. Fifty-four teachers from 14 schools in the Colquitt County School District were winners with Bright Ideas grants totaling $50,049.
Funding for the grants is made possible through Georgia legislation that allows unclaimed capital credits to be used for education in the communities served by EMCs. Colquitt EMC is a member-owned cooperative that provides electricity to over 47,500 members with 71,355 meters in Berrien, Brooks, Colquitt, Cook, Lowndes, Tift, and Worth counties.
For more information about the Colquitt EMC Bright Ideas Grant program click here.