The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation is seeking nonprofits and government agencies with project ideas for grants available through its funds with April 2 application deadlines.

"This is one of our largest grant rounds, with a wide range of funds to help improve communities and life in the Northland," said Michelle Morris, director of community philanthropy. "If you have an idea and are seeking funds to make it a reality, we encourage you to apply."

The first step is submitting a letter of intent to apply, which briefly outlines the project idea. A letter of intent allows the community foundation to review the idea and to briefly communicate with the prospective grant applicant. Letters of intent are due no later than 5 p.m. March 19 and are submitted through the community foundation's website.

Early letter submissions are strongly encouraged.

Those whose letters are approved then can apply for grants by 5 p.m. April 2, also through the website. Grants will be made available to recipients in July.

For information, or to apply, go to