Central Electric Cooperative is awarding close to 13-thousand dollars in Operation Round-Up grants to support projects in its service area.
Through Operation Round-Up, participating cooperative members round up their monthly electric bill to the next whole dollar. Several Central Electric employees contribute to the cause through payroll as well. Member and employee contributions are pooled together to support local causes through the grant program.
After reviewing more than 30 applications, the Operation Round-Up board of trustees approved the ten grant awards.
Some of the grants include two-thousand dollars for the Fedora Volunteer Fire Department for grass truck equipment, and two-thousand dollars for fire safety gear for the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department. Grants will also be provided for safety equipment for J&B Shooting Sports in Wessington Springs, and for FFA jackets and scholarships for the South Dakota FFA Foundation.
The cooperative’s eight-county service area includes Aurora, Brule, Buffalo, Davison, Hanson, Jerauld, Miner and Sanborn Counties.
June 20, 2022