MENOMINEE — The Marinette Menominee Area Community Foundation will accept grant applications online at from Monday to April 13 during its spring grant cycle. Categories include:

■ Alcohol and Other Drugs — Funded projects will increase awareness, provide educational materials and resources, assist law enforcement, and/or support treatment programs, as well as other needs related to alcohol and other drug abuse prevention.

■ Community Wide — This granting area covers programs that will have an extensive impact on communities throughout Marinette and Menominee counties. A variety of issues and needs will be considered for funding.

■ Crivitz — This will be the first year applications are accepted for grants from its Crivitz Area Fund. The fund supports programs and projects throughout the Crivitz area.

■ Health — The Community Health Care Fund provides grants to organizations impacting the health and wellness of those in the community.

■ Homelessness Prevention Services — The purpose of this fund is to provide support for programs that implement innovative strategies to prevent homelessness.

■ Peshtigo — The Peshtigo Area Community Endowment Fund provides grants for assisting and promoting charitable activities in the greater Peshtigo community.

■ Twin Counties Emergency Service Providers — Emergency service providers such as fire departments, ambulance services and rescue squads may apply for funding in this category. The money may be used for training, equipment and other critical needs.

■ Youth — Our Youth Field of Interest Fund accepts applications for programs which improve the quality of life for area youth by implementing and promoting social, educational and recreational programs.

■ Capacity Building — Capacity building grants are not about expanding a current program or adding a new program. These grants are meant to assist with organizational and financial stability or improving program quality and growth which allows organizations to carry out their mission more effectively. Grants are intended for activities that strengthen organizations, including, but not limited to: strengthening governance, developing strategic planning, merging operations and/or programming, building reliable funding streams, developing management skills, or developing/refining communications and marketing. Organizations that apply for a capacity building grant may not apply for another grant during this cycle.

For more information, people may contact Finance and Program Director Patrice Sessler at 906-864-3599 or