Nueces Charities Inc. is accepting grant applications from community service projects or programs serving community needs in any of the following counties: Nueces, Kenedy, Kleberg, Jim Wells, Duval, Live Oak, McMullen or Brooks counties.

Nueces Charities collects funds through the Nueces Electric Cooperative Operation Round Up program and has approximately $30,000 available for its third-quarter awards. The third-quarter review of grant applications for 2008 will be in August. Eligible organizations are encouraged to visit www.nueceselectric.org to download the grant application packet.

Organizations should complete and submit the completed application by Aug. 1. The fourth-quarter deadline will be Nov. 1. Application packets also may be obtained in the NEC office at 709 E. Main Street in Robstown.

For more information, contact Sarah Fisher at 387-2581, Ext. 224.