Operation Round Up Funds Help A Variety Of Local Projects
The Cuivre River Electric Community Trust Board met recently to award $17,000 in Operation Round Up funds.
Five families received funds for health-related expenses.
In addition, Trustees awarded grants to seven organizations:
- LINC of St. Charles County received $2,000 for its food pantry.
- First Step Back Home received $2,000 to support its mission to help the homeless become self-supporting.
- The Lincoln County Council on Aging received $2,000 for its hot meal delivery program to home-bound seniors.
- Robotics Clubs at Wright City High School and Warrenton High School each received grants of $1,000 to support student robotics programs that encourage the study and use of math, science, engineering and technology.
- The Community Council of St. Charles County received a $1,000 grant to help develop a community resource project for disaster preparedness and emergency communications.
- Emmaus Homes received $1,000 to help purchase and install new flooring at one of its community homes for adults with developmental disabilities.
- Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County received a $1,000 grant to help install an HVAC system for a Habitat home.
Trustees work to meet a wide range of needs each month.
The deadline for families, individuals and organizations to submit grant applications is the last business day of each month. Scholarships for undergraduate students are awarded twice a year, with deadlines of May 1 and October 1.
Annual maximum grant amounts are: $1,000 for scholarships ($2,500 cap per each student's academic career); $2,500 for individuals; $5,000 for families and $10,000 for organizations.