People Fund Grant applications due Feb. 1

MICHIGAN — The Great Lakes Energy People Fund is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations throughout its local service area. The upcoming grant application deadline is Feb. 1.

The People Fund is supported solely by Great Lakes Energy members who allow their electric cooperative to round up their bill each month to the next dollar. Since 1999 more than $2.3 million in grants have been awarded to charitable and community organizations throughout Great Lakes Energy’s 26-county service area, which stretches from Kalamazoo to the Mackinac Straits.

Nonprofit organizations that serve communities located in the Great Lakes Energy service area are eligible to apply.

Organizations that are unable to apply by Feb. 1 will have another opportunity to apply later this year.

Nonprofit organizations can read program details and request a grant application online at or by calling Great Lakes Energy at 1-(888) 485-2537, ext. 1313.