FITCHBURG -- United Way of North Central Massachusetts is accepting grant applications from health and human service providers serving its service territory.

Nonprofits that currently receive United Way support may apply, as well as other 501(c) (3) organizations that have initiatives which address the following priorities: Youth Development and Education, pertaining to alcohol and drug abuse, after-school programs, drop-out rate or teen pregnancy; Public Health Issues, as they pertain to alcohol and drug abuse, teen pregnancy or domestic violence; or Safety Net Programs that directly address food, clothing and shelter. The deadline for submitting a letter of intent is Feb. 10. To learn more, visit or call United Way of North Central Mass. at 978-345-1577, ext. 304.