Roundup for Safety

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 $6 per year, yet it makes a huge impact on our community. Since 1997, the Roundup for Safety program has awarded more than $4,300,000 to organizations supporting over 1,200 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

All applications for Roundup for Safety funds should be submitted online. Paper applications will no longer be accepted. If you need assistance applying, reach out to Courtney Stone, Co-op liaison to the Roundup for Safety Board, at 406-751-1820.

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

Kim Souther
District 2
Lower Valley
Started in 2016

Gayle Maclaren
District 3
Started in 2017

Terri Smiley
District 4
Helena Flats
Started in 2017

Tom Hollo
District 5
North Kalispell
Started in 2018

Dave Brewer

Dave Brewer
District 6
West Valley
Started in 2021

Elma Giavasis
District 7
South Kalispell
Started in 2019

Bill Leininger
District 8
Started in 2017

Steven Lefever
District 9
Started in 2017

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.