Many teachers develop innovative classroom projects, but lack the funds to implement the projects. Our Bright Ideas grants funds these projects for teachers.


  • School teachers in the area Coweta-Fayette EMC serves.
  • Projects must benefit students in grades Pre K-12.
  • Teachers may only be an applicant of one project per school year.
  • Instructions must be followed completely.


Grants are open to all subjects.

Grant Limit:

Projects can be funded up to $1,500 or they may be partially funded. The maximum grant amount is $1,500.

Selection Criteria:

  • Uses innovative, creative learning experiences for students (25%)
  • Clearly defines goals and learning objectives (25%)
  • Provides implementation through instructional experiences that directly involve students otherwise unavailable (25%)
  • Provides immediate and/or ongoing benefits to students (15%)
  • Provides an adequate budget summary (10%)

If grant is awarded:

  • Grant must be used within 18 months.
  • Applicant will submit a report about the grant.
  • Applicant grants sponsors the right to use their name, photo and information about grant in publicity.


All applications must be completed online and received at Coweta-Fayette EMC by the deadline: Tuesday, August 14, 2020.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.


The Coweta-Fayette Trust, Inc. and Coweta-Fayette EMC sponsor Bright Ideas. The Trust administers Operation Round-Up, a program in which the cooperative’s members volunteer to “round up” their power bills to the nearest whole dollar. The change goes directly to the Coweta-Fayette Trust, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to making life better for our community. Coweta-Fayette EMC, a member of Touchstone Energy, is a not-for-profit, consumer-owned power cooperative providing electricity to more than 65,000 members in Fayette, Coweta, Clayton, South Fulton, Spalding, Troup, Heard and Meriwether counties. All grants will be used in the areas Coweta-Fayette EMC serves.



  • Do not include any identifying information such as school mascot, your name, the name of your county or school in Sections I, II, or III of the online form.
  • Applicants must adhere to word limits.
  • Do not attach any supplementary materials.
  • Grants are for up to $1,500 and should be used within 18 months of awarding.
  • Grants will be awarded to teachers teaching students in the areas Coweta-Fayette EMC serves in Fayette, Coweta, Clayton, South Fulton, Spalding, Troup, Heard and Meriwether counties.
  • Grants are for classroom projects, not professional development.
  • All grant recipients are required to submit a report on the outcome of their project.
  • Teachers may only be an applicant of one project per school year.
  • Applicants agree that their name, photo and project may be used in print, broadcast and other forms of media in publications or publicity or Coweta-Fayette Trust, Inc.
  • All applications must be received at Coweta-Fayette EMC by Tuesday, August 14, 2020.
  • Please follow directions carefully.

If you have additional questions, please call Jacob Manus at 770-252-7442.

You may also Email Marsha.



Since news of the COVID-19 virus hit our area, we have paid special attention to all the information coming out both on a national and local level. That includes information from our state and local government officials, as well as the information coming from the CDC and the Coronavirus Task Force.  As more information concerning the virus and its potential effects on our families and our community, comes out, we’ve made changes in how we are working to protect you and our employees. 
Effective Monday, March 23, Coweta Fayette EMC will further limit its daily work activities to include only essential services. This means we will continue responding to outages, maintaining our call center, and addressing various reliability issues. However, all other non-essential activities and services are being suspended until further notice. Our lobbies will remain closed but the drive-thrus at all locations are open. Members can still utilize our many online options to monitor account activity through our member portal, send service request or make payments. You can also download our free CFEMC app (available in the App Store or on Google Play).   
Our focus is the safety and welfare of our employees and their families, while at the same time providing you, our member, with reliable and dependable electric service. 
CFEMC knows this is a stressful time for everyone. Rest assured, we’ll continue to provide you with the reliable, dependable electric service you are accustomed to. We urge you to take precautions for the health and welfare of your family as well. Please continue good health habits such as washing your hands and sanitizing frequently touched areas. We also encourage you to practice social distancing. CFEMC prepares for a variety of crises. While this isn’t an outage situation caused by a major storm, our emergency plans are updated frequently, and we feel confident in our ability to keep your lights on while keeping both our employees and you safe.