Des Plaines is now accepting grant applications from social service agencies that seek funding to supplement their programs. Each year, the city allocates funds for local social service agencies that address critical needs of residents. In 2012, the city awarded grants to 24 agencies through its Social Service Fund. The 2013 social service funding applications are available at desplaines.org/HHS. Applications are due by Friday, March 29. For more information on the application process, call the city’s Health and Human Services Division at (847) 391.5480 or email HHS@desplaines.org.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.