WARREN -- The American Cancer Society, Ohio Division is accepting applications for 2006 Community Investment Grants.
Any public or private non-profit agency is eligible, provided they demonstrate some type of collaboration with the American Cancer Society.
Community Investment Grants support local and regional efforts to provide cancer education for communities, such as support workshops, conferences, educational materials and other health-related projects aimed at fighting cancer.
The grants will be given to agencies that focus on the American Cancer Society's target areas for this year: colorectal cancer prevention and early detection; tobacco use prevention and cessation; early detection of breast cancer; and quality of life programs that will increase access to cancer prevention, early detection and resources for the medically undeserved.
Last year, the American Cancer Society awarded $157,000 to 48 organizations in Ohio.
The grants are made possible by the Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society's signature event and fund-raiser. Ohio Relay for Life events raised more than $14 million last year for research, education, advocacy, and quality of life programs.
Deadline for applying is Sept. 16; all applicants will be notified by Jan. 1, about the status of the funding. Applications are available at www.cancer.org/ohiogrants or by calling (330) 533-0546 or toll free at (888) ACS-OHIO (888) 227-6446).