What is Operation Roundup?
The purpose of the Decatur County REMC Community Trust, Inc. is to accumulate and disburse funds for charitable purposes to individuals, families, groups, and organizations located in the service area of Decatur County REMC. The REMC’s service area includes Decatur, Jennings, Ripley, Franklin, Rush, and Bartholomew counties. See the map at the right.
The source of funds is the REMC’s members who voluntarily participate in a roundup program. Each month those members volunteering to participate allow their electric bill to be rounded up to the next highest dollar. The amount rounded up is accumulated by the REMC and transferred to the Decatur County REMC Community Trust, Inc.
Who is eligible for funding?
Any individual, family, group or organization located within Decatur County REMC’s service area is eligible to apply for funds. Applicants are not required to be members of the REMC. Generally, funds will be provided to meet the needs of applicants who aren’t being met through other sources or means.
Applicants are only eligible to apply or receive funds not more than once in any twelve-month period. Under extenuating circumstances, additional funding may be available to individuals, families, groups or organizations if approved by all of the Trustees who are responsible for administering the fund.
Who is not eligible for funding?
The following will not be eligible to receive funding:
Candidates for political office, political parties or any political purpose.
Activities or requests that lack solid community support.
Payment of utility bills.
How does an individual or organization apply for funding?
Applications are available at Decatur County REMC, 1430 West Main St. Greensburg, IN 47240 or by clicking the links under APPLY HERE. An original copy of the application should be mailed to the REMC at the above address, or submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions regarding the completion of the application should be directed to the REMC at (812) 663-3391. Applications may be submitted at any time.
Deadline for February meeting: January 31
Deadline for August meeting: July 31
All applications will be reviewed by a Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees will meet no less than semi-annually and may meet more frequently as determined by the number of applications that are received. Applicants will be notified within thirty days following action by the Board of Trustees on their application.