The Leonardtown Rotary Club is happy to announce that it is opening its call for grant applications for 2017 from St. Mary's County non-profit programs and public services agencies. The deadline for this award period is Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Awards will be announced in April.

A key element of "service above self" as practiced by the Leonardtown Rotary Club is providing grant funds to local agencies and programs that provide humanitarian services, with a focus on health, education and well being, to the citizens of St. Mary's County. This is a competitive grant process and awards typically range between $250 and $500 depending on the need expressed in the application and funding availability.

To be eligible for the 2017 award, applications must be received on or before Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The application is available on the Leonardtown Rotary website, http://www.leonardtownrotary.org, or by contacting Lynn Fitrell, Community Service Director, at lynnfitrell@yahoo.com. First time applicants please include a copy of your IRS nonprofit designation form.

Leonardtown Rotary Club is a participating club in Rotary International. As defined, "Rotary is an organization of business and professional persons united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world."