Parkersburg, WV -- The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and Regional Affiliates (PACF) is currently accepting grant applications for the fall cycle of its Community Action Grants Program. The Foundation's application process is online and the deadline to submit is midnight on September 15. To access the online application, visit the Foundation's website: www.pacfwv.com/Grants/Apply.

To be considered for a Community Action Grant, an applicant must be a private, nonprofit organization, tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or a public institution. Either the applicant or program to be funded must be located in the Foundation's eleven-county geographic service area (Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Jackson, Mason, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Wirt, and Wood counties in West Virginia, and Washington County, Ohio). Priority counties for Foundation grant support are: Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Ritchie, Roane, Wirt and Wood counties.

The Foundation provides support for capital and equipment projects, program development, technical assistance, training, capacity building, and, under special circumstances, operating support. Submitted applications are considered for support from charitable funds managed by the PACF that are designed to support a wide variety of projects and causes throughout the region. Applications from Calhoun, Gilmer and Wirt counties are also reviewed by the Foundation's Little Kanawha Area Community Foundation regional affiliate advisory board.

"In an effort to make a larger and more immediate impact on regional needs, the Foundation has made important changes to its Community Action Grants Program," said Marian Clowes, PACF's Senior Program Officer. "As a result, the maximum grant request size has been increased to $15,000. Additionally, the proposed projects must be completed within a 12-month timeframe."

To learn more about the Foundation's Community Action Grants Program, visit www.pacfwv.com/Grants or contact Marian Clowes at 304-428-4438 or info@pacfwv.com.

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