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bright 600CARROLLTON, GA – Carroll EMC recently awarded grants to local educators to fund creative and innovative educational projects for students in their classrooms. Grants of up to $1,000 were awarded to public school teachers, teaching grades Pre-K – 12, for projects in any subject.
Bright Ideas grants are funded through the donations of Carroll EMC Members who participate in Operation Round Up®, a program where Members elect to “round-up” their electric bills to the nearest dollar. The program is overseen by Carroll EMC Foundation trustees and funds a variety of community service projects including Bright Ideas, students scholarships, and many health and human services programs.
For 2015, 70 grants were awarded, totaling $61,492. These grants will help 71 teachers in 28 schools and will affect hundreds of children in our communities.
Included in this funding cycle were:
PAULDING COUNTY Paulding County High – Marc Pedersen Applications for 2016 will be accepted beginning July 1 and can only be submitted via the cooperative’s website, carrollemc.com.

Carroll EMC is a Member-owned cooperative providing electricity to approximately 50,000 homes and businesses. The co-op serves Members in Carroll, Haralson, Heard, Paulding, Polk and Troup counties. For more information visit the cooperative’s website at carrollemc.com