Through a giving program known as Operation Round Up, members of Cullman Electric Cooperative and customers of Cullman Power Board have donated more than $5 million to educational projects – and they’ve done it a few pennies at a time.

“Cullman Electric Cooperative brought the program to our members in 1993,” says Grady Smith, former President and CEO of Cullman Electric Cooperative. “By allowing us to round up their power bills to the next whole dollar, participating members donate an average of 50 cents per month to the Operation Round Up trust fund. That doesn’t seem like a lot of money at first glance, but it adds up fast when thousands of people join the effort.”

Members: For more information about Operation Round Up and how this is applied to your bill, please contact Cullman Electric Cooperative’s Member Services Department at256-737-3200 or 1-800-242-1806.

ATTENTION TEACHERS:

NEW: Operation Round Up Frequently Asked Questions for teachers and administrators.

LOG-IN to the Operation Round Up website to submit a grant application. If you have questions or need assistance, please email operationroundup@cullmanec.com.

Submission Cutoff Dates for the 2021-2022 school year:

The website will reopen on Thursday, July 29, 2021for new grant submissions.

2021-2022 School Year

August

Board Meeting Dates

(2nd Thursdays)

N/A

Site Open To Apply

7/29 -  8/26 (28 days)

Submission Cutoff Dates

(two weeks prior to meeting)

Thursday, August 26, 2021

September

Board Meeting Dates

(2nd Thursdays)

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Site Open To Apply

9/10 -  9/30 (21 days)

Submission Cutoff Dates

(two weeks prior to meeting)

Thursday,  September 30, 2021

October

Board Meeting Dates

(2nd Thursdays)

Thursday,  October 14, 2021

Site Open To Apply

10/15 -  10/28 (14 days)

Submission Cutoff Dates

(two weeks prior to meeting)

Thursday,  October 28, 2021

November

Board Meeting Dates

(2nd Thursdays)

Thursday,  November 11, 2021

Site Open To Apply

11/12 -  12/30 (49 days)

Submission Cutoff Dates

(two weeks prior to meeting)

December

Board Meeting Dates

(2nd Thursdays)

N/A

Site Open To Apply

11/12 -  12/30 (49 days)

Submission Cutoff Dates

(two weeks prior to meeting)

Thursday,  December 30, 2021

January

Board Meeting Dates

(2nd Thursdays)

Thursday,  January 13, 2022

Site Open To Apply

1/14 -  1/27 (14 days)

Submission Cutoff Dates

(two weeks prior to meeting)

Thursday,  January 27, 2022

February

Board Meeting Dates

(2nd Thursdays)

Thursday,  February 10, 2022

Site Open To Apply

2/11 -  2/24 (14 days)

Submission Cutoff Dates

(two weeks prior to meeting)

Thursday,  February 24, 2022

March

Board Meeting Dates

(2nd Thursdays)

Thursday,  March 10, 2022

Site Open To Apply

3/11 -  3/31 (21 days)

Submission Cutoff Dates

(two weeks prior to meeting)

Thursday,  March 31, 2022 *closed until next school year

April

Board Meeting Dates

(2nd Thursdays)

Thursday,  April 14, 2022

Site Open To Apply

N/A

Submission Cutoff Dates

(two weeks prior to meeting)

N/A

May

Board Meeting Dates

(2nd Thursdays)

N/A

Site Open To Apply

N/A

Submission Cutoff Dates

(two weeks prior to meeting)

N/A

June

Board Meeting Dates

(2nd Thursdays)

N/A

Site Open To Apply

N/A

Submission Cutoff Dates

(two weeks prior to meeting)

N/A

July

Board Meeting Dates

(2nd Thursdays)

N/A

Site Open To Apply

N/A

Submission Cutoff Dates

(two weeks prior to meeting)

N/A

NOTE: Invoices are due 90 days after receiving notification of grant approval, typically the day after the ORU board meeting. If an invoice is not received by the deadline, the grant will be voided.