Applications are being accepted by the Holland America Line and Princess Cruises Community Advisory Boards, or CABs, for grants to local service and nonprofit groups in Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan, Seward, Sitka and the Yukon.

The CABs consist of local civic and business leaders who advise Holland America Line and Princess Cruises on local corporate contributions and community involvement projects. Each CAB distributes corporate grants twice annually and prefers to provide support for projects that will benefit the community as a whole. Funding requests for special projects, specific needs or community events are favored over general operating expenses, large scale capital projects or travel. Funding requests for travel outside of Alaska/the Yukon are not permitted. In an effort to support as many local organizations as possible, grant requests must not exceed $2,000.

Applications for the spring cycle are due in Anchorage by Sept. 13 and should be mailed or emailed (email is preferred) to Kai Fugere at Kfugere@HAgroup.com or Holland America Line & Princess Cruises, 745 W. Fourth Ave., Suite 100, Anchorage, Alaska, 99501.

For more information on the Holland America Line/Princess Cruises Community Relations Program within Alaska and the Yukon, or to request an application electronically, please contact Fugere at -907-264-8043 or email Kfugere@hagrop.com.

The CABs plan on awarding grant applications in late spring.