The Cape and Islands Youth Community Development Council, a group of 16 students working through the Job Training and Employment Corp. to award grants to deserving programs, has sent out a request for proposals.

Council members set its funding priorities this year on education, homelessness, substance abuse services and other projects, which meet a demonstrated critical need in the community. The group will award a total of $5,500.

Non-profit organizations serving the Cape and Islands, schools, school programs, school or civic clubs, youth groups, students, teachers, county government and municipalities are eligible to apply.

Interested parties may obtain a copy of the request by calling Martha Burzycki at 508-862-6139 or by e-mailing her at The deadline is noon Monday, April 28.