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Operation Round Up accepting applications

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By The Staff

Grants available for scholarships, volunteer groups, individuals

PERRY COUNTY - The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept grant applications now until Feb. 15 for the first round of disbursement in March. Applications are available in the Southern Indiana Rural Electric Corp. office and at www.sirec.com.

Simply click on the "Forms" tab and then the "Operation Round Up" application link.

Operation Round Up is a program where SIREC customers allow the company to round up their electric bills to the next highest dollar. The rounded up funds are collected for philanthropic and charitable donations in the geographic area of our service territory.

Those eligible to apply for the funds include individuals, families, groups or organizations located within the Southern Indiana REC service territory which covers the counties of Perry, Spencer, Dubois and Warrick. Applicants need not be members of SIREC.

The maximum amount available to any individual or family in any one year is $1,000 and the maximum amount available to any group or organization in any one year is $5,000.

Grants are available for local volunteer fire departments, youth programs, 4-H, senior citizen programs and other community service projects.

A scholarship program is also available for sophomore or higher college students. In order to be eligible for a scholarship the student or his or her parents must be a customer of SIREC and the student must possess a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

For more information visit any SIREC office or download the forms from www.sirec.com.

Contact the office at (800) 323-2316, 547-2316 or e-mail to sirec@sirec.com with questions.