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 the online Roundup for Safety Member Enrollment form or call  406-751-4483 to sign up.

Apply for a Grant

If you are interested in applying for a Roundup for Safety grant to fund a local non-profit safety project, please complete the Roundup for Safety Grant Application (PDF). Applications are also available at your local FEC offices in Kalispell and Libby, or call Mike Radel at 406-751-4429 for more information.

Roundup for Safety Board

Roundup for Safety has a board of directors to evaluate applications and award grants to 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. 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.


Roundup For Safety Directors

Donna Ryan
District 1 – Columbia Falls to Essex
Started in 2006

Holly Brosten
District 2 – Lower Valley
Started in 2013

Deborah Schmidt
District 3 – Whitefish
Started in 2008

Leslie Bales
District 4 – Helena Flats
Started in 2012

Wayne Saverud
District 5 – North Kalispell
Started in 2006

Rex Harris
District 6 – West Valley
Started in 2013

Celinda English
District 7 – South Kalispell
Started in 2007

Jerry Bygren
District 8 – Bigfork
Started in 2012

Terry Crooks
District 9 – Director Libby
Started in 2013