Peace Tree Project

Seeks Help With Planting

The county government is inviting residents and organizations to help with the planting of 6,000 trees in the county by Oct. 15 as part of the Prince George's Livable Communities Initiative. The Peace Tree Project is accepting applications from interested groups and individuals through Aug. 31. For more information, call 301-952-4131.

Applications Being Taken

For Social-Justice Grants

The Common Ground Fund, worth $150,000, is accepting applications for grants related to addressing social-justice issues. The fund focuses on investing in racially diverse neighborhoods in the area. The fund is supported by the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, the Freddie Mac Foundation, the Fund for Inter-Racial Reconciliation and Education, the Kesi Gilford Reynaud Memorial Foundation, the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Prince Charitable Trusts, the Weissberg Foundation and the World Bank Group.

Applications are due Aug. 19. For information, call 202-955-5890.

Knotts Establishes

District 8 Scholars Fund

County Council member Tony Knotts (D-Temple Hills) has established a District 8 scholarship fund for students to meet expenses related to college or vocational school. Recent Oxon Hill and Crossland High School graduates are eligible to apply. Applications are available in Knotts's office at the County Administration Building, 14741 Gov. Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro.

Scholarships will be awarded from 3 to 6 p.m. Aug. 21 at Rosecroft Raceway in Oxon Hill. For more information, call 301-952-3860.

-- Compiled by ARUNA JAIN