Grant Application


  • All applications must be completed and received online using this automated form. No handwritten applications will be accepted.
  • Do not include any identifying information, including your name(s), county, school, or mascot on Parts 2, 3, or 4.
  • Word limits and guidelines must be followed. Do not send any supplementary materials.
  • Teacher may apply for one grant per academic year and applications must be approved by a school principal.
  • Grants will be awarded to state-certified middle school teachers instructing students in grades 6, 7, or 8 in a public middle school in Jackson EMC's service area.
  • Applicant(s) agree Jackson EMC has the right to use names, photos, project, and information about the grant in publicity.
  • All applications must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. Sept. 9, 2019.
  • Bright Ideas grant recipients will be notified and checks will be delivered to middle schools during the month of October or November.
  • Failure to follow all application guidelines will result in disqualification. The award committe decisions are final.
  • If you have any issues with the online application please contact Karen Ewing at

Helpful hints from judges:

  • Stated project objectives should match the proposed project summary.
  • Writing should be grammatically correct, thoughtful, and serious;  writing should relate to the proposed ideas and topical areas.
  • Overall project narrative should address the major topical areas effectively: summary, innovation, implementation, objectives, and evaluation.

Part 1 of 4 - Applicant/Teacher Information - Applying for grant

First Name:
Last Name:
School Name:

School Mailing Address:
Address Line 2:

School Physical Address:
Address Line 2:

School Phone Number:
School Fax Number:
Applicant's Email Address:
Applicant's Direct Phone Number:
Applicant's Cell Phone Number:

Part 2 of 4 – General information about the Project

Project Title (For Promotional Use):
Curriculum areas that grant will address:
Grade level(s) impacted:
Number of students involved in the execution of the project:
Number of students project will benefit:
Does project involve teamwork?:
Will items purchased be used by additional classes or more than one school year?:
If resources are reusable, how many total students will be impacted overall, for all uses and years?:

Part 3 of 4 — Project Overview (Remember, do not use identifying information in this section)

Project Proposal - Write a brief description or narrative of the project. Limit 250 characters

Project Innovation - Describe what makes your project innovative, unique, or creative. Be clear and concise; consider using bullet points and separate each point with an asterisk. (Limit 500 characters)

Project Implementation - Describe how you will implement your project. If assistance is needed from others, clearly define roles without revealing names or schools. Be clear and concise; consider using bullet points and separate each point with an asterisk. (Limit 500 characters)

Project Goals & Objectives - State the goals, benefits, and objectives your project will provide students; include how you will measure the project’s success. Be clear and concise: consider using bullet points and separate each point with an asterisk.(Limit 500 characters)

Project Evaluation - Describe how you plan to measure the project’s outcomes.(Limit 250 characters)

Part 4 of 4 - Itemized Project Budget

Mandatory  - Materials or items required to execute your project.

Item Required Quantity Unit Cost Total Cost

Total cost requested to execute this project: $

Applicant must save a copy for your files and share with your school's administrative office.

Thank you for your application and the education you provide to our youth!