Roundup for Safety

RoundUp for Safety LogoFlathead Electric Cooperative developed the Roundup for Safety Program to help identify and fix safety hazards in our neighborhood by awarding grants to non-profit organizations to help pay for these life-safety projects throughout our entire service territory.

How does it work?

Roundup for Safety is a voluntary program funded by participating members who “round up” their monthly electric bill to the nearest dollar with the extra money going into a fund for community safety projects. The average cost for each participating member is only about $8 per year, yet it makes a huge impact on our community. Since 1997, the Roundup for Safety program has awarded more than $3,500,000 to organizations supporting over 1,000 projects.

Roundup your Bill

If you are a member of Flathead Electric not currently participating in Roundup for Safety, please sign up with the online Roundup for Safety Member Enrollment form or call  406-751-4483 to sign up.

Apply for a Grant

As of July 1, all applications for Roundup for Safety funds should be submitted online. Paper applications will no longer be accepted.

Application Deadline: The deadline for applications to be reviewed and considered at each month’s Roundup for Safety Board meeting is the last day of the prior month (meetings are typically held the second Thursday of each month). Applications submitted later than the last day of the month will be considered at the next meeting. (E.g. an application submitted by January 31 will be considered at the February Board meeting; an application submitted on February 1 will be considered at the March board meeting.)

To apply for a Roundup for Safety grant to fund a local non-profit safety project, please complete our online application:

Apply for a Grant

Roundup for Safety Board

Roundup for Safety has a board of directors to evaluate applications and award grants. The Directors typically meet at the Co-op on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., but the meeting is subject to change to accommodate schedules, so if you are planning to attend, it’s best to call ahead. 

Paul Austin
District 1
Columbia Falls to Essex
Started in 2018
paul_austin@nps.gov
406-250-8131

Kim Souther
District 2
Lower Valley
Started in 2016
ksouther@centurytel.net
406-270-0092

Gayle Maclaren
District 3
Whitefish
Started in 2017
glmaclaren1074@gmail.com
406-471-0647

Teri Smiley
District 4
Helena Flats
Started in 2017
tallterri09@yahoo.com
406-250-1741

Tom Hollo
District 5
North Kalispell
Started in 2018
tom.hollo@gmail.com
213-219-6033

Rex Harris
District 6
West Valley
Started in 2015
rexharris.mt@gmail.com
406-270-3410

Elma Giavasis
District 7
South Kalispell
Started in 2019
elma@highlinemt.com
406-890-1700

Bill Leininger
District 8
Bigfork
Started in 2017
bill@mtrealestate.com
406-253-7333

Steven Lefever
District 9
Libby
Started in 2017
slefever53@gmail.com
406-293-7044

Board Districts Map

The Roundup for Safety board directors each represent specific districts within the Flathead Electric Cooperative service territory. To find your director, enter the address of your proposed project in the map and click on the color block where the address falls.