This fall, Jones-Onslow is continuing its partnership with local educators and school systems by kicking off the Bright Ideas Grant Program.

JOEMC is searching for Bright Ideas grant applications from teachers and principals, grades K-12, in the 52 public schools in Jones and Onslow counties, as well as the Topsail area of Pender County. The grants, which are awarded in any discipline, enable educators to help students learn through innovative scholastic projects that are not covered by regular school funds. Educators may apply for individual grants up to $500 or in teams for grants up to $2,000.

Since the start of the program, JOEMC has awarded close to 2,000 grants totaling just under $1.3 million. These funds have had a direct impact on the education of 550,000 students in our community schools.

“There’s no better investment than in our children because they are our future,” said JOEMC’s CEO Jeff Clark. “We are proud that we have been able to partner with our schools for Bright Ideas and look forward to working with them for many, many years.”

All grant applications must be submitted online to JOEMC by Friday, September 25, 2020. Bright Ideas grant recipients will be announced in the fall.

Educators can get Bright Ideas grant information from their school principal or by clicking here.



Submit your application on or before September 11, 2020, to be entered into a drawing to win one of five $100 VISA gift cards.