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Bright Ideas Application

Do not include the name of your county or school in parts 2, 3 or 4. Failure to follow application guidelines will result in disqualification.

  • You must use the 2021 Southern Rivers Energy Bright Ideas Grant Application.
  • Applicants must adhere to word limits. Do not attach any supplementary materials.
  • Teachers may only submit one grant application per year.
  • Applications must be approved by your school principal.
  • Grants will be awarded to certified school teachers instructing students in grades PreK-12 (public or private) in Bibb, Coweta, Crawford, Lamar, Meriwether, Monroe, Pike, Spalding and Upson counties. 
  • Maximum amount of grant is $1,000.
  • Applicants agree that their name, photo and project may be used in print, broadcast and other forms of media in publications of Southern Rivers Energy and the Southern Rivers Energy Trust, Inc.
  • No handwritten applications will be accepted.
  • All applications must be submitted online by midnight, Sept. 3, 2021.
  • Any applications received by Aug. 13 will be entered in an Early Bird prize drawing for a $250 Amazon gift card!

The Bright Ideas Brigade will announce winners and issue checks the week of October 19-20.

If you have issues with the online application, please contact Kathryn Green at 770-358-1383 ext. 348 or

Part 1 of 4: Applicant Information
Part 2 of 4: Project Overview
Part 3 of 4: Project Description
Please do NOT include the name of your school, school mascot, county, or any reference that would indicate yours or your school's identity.
(150 word limit)
(100 word limit)
(100 word limit)
(250 word limit)
Part 4 of 4: Budget
Mandatory Items: Items you must have for this project
Other Items: Items you would like to have for this project
Total Amount
I am a certified teacher in a Georgia Pre-K through 12th grade school in Bibb, Coweta, Crawford, Lamar, Meriwether, Monroe, Pike, Spalding and Upson counties. I have the support of the school principal. This is the only application I have submitted. I will use this grant, if awarded, for students in grades PreK-12. I agree, if I win, to submit a report about the grant's outcome. I also agree that my name, photo and information about the grant may be used in publications and publicity of Southern Rivers Energy and/or Southern Rivers Energy Trust, Inc. without compensation to me or my team members. Applicants will be considered in agreement with these terms with the submission of an application.
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