Project Care

a young woman hugging two young childrenEvery month, there are people — frequently families and seniors in our District — who need help with their utility bills, due to unexpected medical emergencies, unemployment, or life circumstances. Project Care is supported entirely by voluntary contributions from our customers.

All funds donated are turned over to local service agencies for distribution to Central Lincoln customers who need assistance with their electric bills. Central Lincoln doesn’t retain any of the money donated for administrative purposes. Eligibility for receiving help from this program is determined by the local agencies which distribute these funds.

Project Care is a simple way to make a big difference in someone’s life. If you would like to help, there are several convenient ways to contribute.

Project Care One Time Donation

Write the amount you wish to donate on your Central Lincoln bill payment stub in the “PROJECT CARE DONATION” space at the bottom of the bill on the right-hand side, add the amount you wish to donate to the amount of your payment, and write a check for the total amount. Or, if you’d prefer, you may make your Project Care donation by separate check, made payable to the “Project Care Program.” Donations are tax-deductible.

Project Care Round-Up

If you’d like to help by having your bill “rounded up” each month, let us know via email at or by calling us at 877–265–3211 and your bill will be “rounded up” to the next even dollar amount. For example, a bill of $55.54, would be $56 under Round Up, and that extra 46¢ would go directly to the Project Care Program.

Under Round Up, the average amount donated by customers is 51¢ per month, or $6.12 per year. That amount may not seem like a lot, but if thousands of customers participate, many seniors and families in need can be helped.

This option is not available to customers on our Level Pay plan, because those bills are already rounded to the nearest dollar.

Project Care Monthly Pledge

Simply select an amount you’d like to donate each month, and we will automatically add that amount to your monthly bill. Contact your local office, or send us an e-mail at