Operation Round-Up allows CTEC members to make a difference in their community through their cooperative membership. Participating is easy. Each month, Central Texas Electric Co-op "rounds up" the electric bill of participating members to the next highest dollar. Those extra cents are added to the Operation Round-Up fund and individuals, families and organizations can apply for a grant. Members can also make a one-time donation and all contributions are tax-deductible.
Grants are awarded to community organizations and families or individuals in need, that are vetted by our Operations Round-Up Board of Directors so you can be sure the funds will be used to make our community better and stay local.
Frequently Asked Questions
Recurring round-up participants can expect to give an average of 50 cents per month.
Operation Round-Up contributions are kept in a separate fund from our general funds. When grant applications are received, the Operation Round-Up Board will meet, in-person or virtually, to vet the organization, individual or family applying for a grant. If the grant is approved, a check is issued to the entity.
No, but members can encourage organizations or individuals/families to apply for a grant.
Yes, one-time and recurring contributions are tax deductible.
Enrollment is done at the account level, so members can participate with one meter or all the meters under their membership.
If members decide to participate, they will see “Operation Round*Up” as a line item on their monthly bill. And remember this donation is tax-deductible.
Members can decide to participate or to remove their accounts from the program at any time.