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Operation RoundUP

Operation RoundUP is a Jackson Energy program that gives individuals like yourself the opportunity to improve their community. It is people helping people – people like you providing a small contribution each month that will fund grants for civic organizations, volunteer fire departments and many other groups.


How does it work? Operation RoundUP is funded solely by Jackson Energy members who voluntarily choose to round their electric bill to the next highest dollar amount. The extra money, which averages around 50 cents a month, is applied to the Operation RoundUP fund. For example, if your total bill is $74.62, your bill would be rounded up to $75 with the extra 38 cents going to Operation RoundUP. Each month, the amount donated may range from one penny to 99 cents, with a maximum of $11.88, per year and is tax deductible. You can also make one-time donations by visiting your local office, or calling 800-262-7480 and letting a Member Services Representative know that you want to make the one-time donation to the Operation RoundUP fund.

How it the money administered?  Operation RoundUP is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees who represent the seven primary counties served by Jackson Energy. The trustees operate independently from Jackson Energy Cooperative Board of Directors. The trustees receive and evaluate grant applications on a quarterly basis. 

The members of the Jackson Energy Cooperative Operation RoundUP board include:

Clay County:                       Dr. Joyce Bowling     606-599-5706

Estill County:                      Robert "Beatle" Lisle 606-723-3983

Jackson County:                 Linda Issacs, Chair      859-893-7613

Laurel County:                    Mitchell Wilson          606-389-0081

Lee County:                        Linda Gray                  606-464-8164

Owsley County:                  Travis Smith                606-594-4209

Rockcastle County:             Donald Long               606-723-2536

*Feel free to reach out to your county's board member regarding Operation RoundUP ONLY.


Who can apply?  Anyone who has a worthwhile community project can apply, but the project must demonstrate a clear benefit to the local community. Some projects might include life safety and rescue equipment for local fire departments, handicapped equipment or facilities or improvements to community services. If you would like to apply for a grant, please click the following link:   RoundUp Grant Application 
The application deadline for the next meeting is June 25, 2018.

My account is on budget Billing, can I still participate in the program?

Yes, the rounded up amount will be calculated from your actual billed amount, not the budget amount.


My account is on prepay, can I still participate in the program?

Yes, each month there is a one-time adjustment for fees such as the customer service charge, fuel charge, environmental surcharge, etc. and the prepay amount would be added only on that day.


How do I sign up? Just complete the information below and click submit and we will take care of the rest.  You will see a line on your next electric bill called RoundUP contribution. If you have questions, please call  800-262-7480.


2017 Operation RoundUp grant recipients

The following 4-H Programs: Estill County, Lee County, Rockcastle County, Clay County, Laurel County 

Hospice Care Plus

Clay County Animal Shelter

PANCO Youth Center

Clay County Family Resource Backpack Club

Manchester/Clay County Tourism

Fogertown Fire Department

Clay County Middle School Softball

Manchester Memorial Hospital

Estill County High School Bass Team

Friends for Life Organization

Estill County Baseball Boosters

Estill County Adult Education

Estill County Arts Council

Estill County Center for Pregnancy

Kickin' It on the Creek

Elizabeth Witt's Children's Christmas Party

PAID/Light Up the Sky for Jesus

Farmers Market Senior Program

Extension Office (Adult/Youth Food Prep Program)

Jackson County Fair Board

Sand Gap Volunteer Fire and Rescue

Faith Christian Camp

Shop With a Cop

Resurrection Home, Inc.

Lee County Adult Education

Lee County High School Project Prom

Lee County Tourist Commission

Lee County Family Resource Center

Lee County Search and Rescue

Lee County High School Archery

Trick or Treat on Main

Beattyville Housing Holiday Food Baskets

Family Resource Center Tree of Love

Lee County Adult Education

Owsley County Senior Citizens

Owsley County Fair Board

Climax Volunteer Fire Deaprtment

Strides Against Cancer Horse Show

Brodhead Family Resource Center

City of Livingston (Park Play Set)