SONOMA, Calif. (April 5, 2016) - The Sonoma chapter of Speedway Children's Charities (SCC) is now accepting grant applications from Sonoma County non-profit youth groups for its 2016 grant cycle.

Potential grant applicants should note this year's new submission deadline of Thursday, June 30. In addition to the new submission date, SCC has implemented new formatting guidelines for its grant applications. The updated guidelines and application are designed to provide uniformity for all applications and provide crucial information for the grant review process.

The 2016 SCC Grant Application and format guidelines can be found online now at www.sonoma.speedwaycharities.org/grant.  Qualified grant applicants must be youth-focused non-profit groups serving Sonoma County. To focus efforts on Sonoma County youth in need, priority is given to programs that concentrate on health and nutrition, basic family services and leadership.

Applications must be completed and returned to Sonoma Raceway by Thursday, June 30, at 5 p.m. Applications are not accepted via email or fax. For questions or more information, contact Cheri Plattner at CPlattner@SonomaRaceway.com or 707-933-3950.

SCC, the charitable arm of Sonoma Raceway, hosts events throughout the year to raise funds for distribution to local non-profit groups. The Sonoma chapter has distributed more than $5.1 million to Sonoma County youth groups since 2001.