The Great Lakes Energy People Fund is accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations throughout its local service area.

The upcoming grant application deadline is June 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 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.

“The People Fund is made possible by the generosity of our members who contribute a few cents each month by rounding-up their bill,” says President/CEO Steve Boeckman. “We encourage non-profit community organizations to apply so that the funds can be put to good use in our local service area.”

Non-profit organizations can apply for a grant through the People Fund by downloading the application at www.gtlakes.com or by calling Great Lakes Energy, 1-888-485-2537, ext. 1313.

Organizations that are unable to apply by June 1 will have another opportunity to submit an application this fall.