Grant applications being taken for Operation Round Up fund

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PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to collective donations, Operation Round Up is becoming a very successful way to provide funds to local community programs and projects.      
The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications through Sept. 17.  Disbursement will take place in October.    
Those eligible to apply for funds include groups, organizations, individuals or families located within the Southern Indiana Power service territory which covers the counties of Perry, Spencer and areas in Dubois and Warrick counties. Applicants need not be members of the cooperative.  
The maximum grant amount available to any group or organization in any one year is $5,000, and the maximum amount available to any individual or family in any one year is $1,000.
An organization that previously received a grant in the last grant cycle will not be eligible for the current cycle.
Grants are available for local volunteer fire departments, youth programs, 4-H, senior citizen programs and other community-service projects. The fund will not be used to pay any electric or utility bills or be used in any way to support or oppose any political candidate or campaign.
Individuals or organizations interested in applying for an Operation Round Up grant should the Southern Indiana Power office or download forms at www.sinpwr.com.  Due to the possible volume of requests, there will be no blank applications mailed.  
For more information, contact the Southern Indiana Power office at (800) 323-2316 or 547-2316 or send email to dharp@sinpwr.com.