Round-up board taking applications for philanthropic distributions

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By The Staff

PERRY COUNTY – The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications until Feb. 15 with disbursement in March.

Applications are available in the Southern Indiana Power office and at www.sinpwr.com. Simply click on the "Forms" tab and then the "Operation Round Up" application link. Due to the possible volume, blank applications will not be mailed.  

Operation Round Up is a program where Southern Indiana Power customers allow the company to round up electric bills to the next highest dollar. The rounded-up funds are collected for philanthropic and charitable donations in the company’s service territory.  

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

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. 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.

To apply, visit the Southern Indiana Power office or download the forms from www.sinpwr.com. For more information or questions, contact the cooperative office at (800) 323-2316 or 547-2316 or e-mail sinpower@sinpwr. com.