Bright Ideas Program

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

Georgia certified teachers at public and private schools in the Jefferson Energy Cooperative service area are eligible. 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.

Grant Criteria:
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.

Grants are open to all subjects.

Grant Limits:
Individual projects can be funded up to $1,000.

Applications will be provided to eligible schools and may be mailed or emailed to the program director at Jefferson Energy Cooperative.

Judges and Awards:
Applications will be reviewed by the Jefferson Energy Foundation Board and the winners selected by the Bright Ideas Selection Committee. Grant winners will be notified and awarded funds during the month of October.

Click here to obtain an application for the 2020 Bright Ideas Program.

Contact Suzanne Saunders at 877-533-3377 ext. 5055 or email at