Classroom Innovators Grant Program

Classroom Innovators Grant Program

Providing Resources to Help Educators Innovate in the Classroom

The Classroom Innovators Grants is an ongoing program to assist innovative educators with classroom needs. The program is available to educators who teach K-12 curriculum at public and private schools or at an afterschool nonprofit program that are within Bright House Networks service areas. Recipients are eligible to receive up to one grant per entry period, of no less than $250 and no greater than $500, to assist in their efforts to move students toward a brighter future through innovative learning. Multiple grants per cycle may be awarded within a Bright House Networks service area. The entry period begins September 1, 2015 and ends March 31, 2016.

How to Apply for a Grant

To apply, please complete the online application form and make sure to include a summary of what is needed in your classroom. If your school is not on the list of certified schools (see list below), please include a completed W-9 form for your school as part of your application.

Note: If your grant is approved you will need to complete a notarized media release form before we can disburse the grant funds. The grant money must be used on a project that impacts students directly, and all checks will be made payable to your school.

Completed applications for the Classroom Innovators Grant Program will be reviewed throughout the entry period. Grant recipients will be awarded up to $500 based on project need. Recipients will be notified within 30 days of submitting their completed application to Bright House Networks, and grant funds will be disbursed within 30 days of receipt of your signed media release form once the grant is approved.

Selection Criteria

All entries will be judged on a rolling basis by a panel of judges comprised of Bright House Networks administrators. The judges will evaluate entries based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity of the program (25 percent)
  • Educational benefits of the dynamic program (25 percent)
  • The potential impact of the inventive program and how it could motivate students to succeed in the future (25 percent)
  • Inspiration behind the program and existing factors that make this innovative program necessary (25 percent).

Application Checklist (for Applications Received Between September 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016)

To complete your online application:

  1. Create an online account to access the application.
  2. Include a summary describing the need for funds for your classroom and how these funds will be utilized to further student achievement through innovative learning.
  3. If your school is not on this list of certified schools, please include a completed W-9 form. The W-9 form should be completed by your school official with the school or district information.

If you are having difficulties completing the online application, you may download the hard copy application. If your school is not on the approved list of schools and you are unable to scan and attach the W-9 form to the online application, you can fax the completed W-9 form, or hard copy application, to 407-210-3147 (ATTN: Classroom Innovators Grant Program). You may also e-mail the forms to

Applications will be considered completed once the online application form is completed. Grants funds will not be disbursed until the signed media release form and completed W-9 forms (if applicable) are received. Completed applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis. Recipients will be notified within 30 days of submitting their completed application to Bright House Networks, and grant funds will be disbursed within 30 days of receipt of your signed media release form once the grant is approved.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Read the official rules.

Disclaimer: K-12 educators must teach at a public school, private school, or afterschool nonprofit program located within the Bright House Networks service area to be eligible. Not open to immediate family members of Bright House Networks employees.

The Bright House Networks Service areas include Alabama (Metro Birmingham, Wetumpka/Elmore, Greenville and Eufaula and the Florida Panhandle systems), California (Avenal, Arvin, Bakersfield, Buttonwillow, Delano, Lamont, McFarland, Maricopa, Shafter, Taft, Tehachapi and Wasco), Florida (Brevard, Citrus, Flagler, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lake, Manatee, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia), Indiana (Metro Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield, Zionsville, Fortville, McCordsville, Brownsburg, Avon, Plainfield, Danville, Pittsboro, Lizton, Marion, Gas City and Jonesboro) and Michigan (Redford, Livonia, Novi, Farmington and Farmington Hills).