The Westport Woman's Club said it is accepting applications from local nonprofit organizations for its $5,000 Ruegg Grant.

The grant is given anually for a project that will provide a lasting benefit to the community, the club said. It was established in 1995 with an endowment from the late club member Lea Ruegg.

Organizations involved in the arts, education and public health and safety are eligible to submit grant proposals. The deadline for receiving them is March 1, and the grant will be awarded in June, the club said.

Past beneficiaries include Hall-Brook Behavioral Health Services, Nursing & Home Care, Westport Center for Senior Activities, Interfaith Housing Association, Mercy Learning Center, Toquet Hall, Theater Artist Workshop, Westport Rotary Club, Staples High School, Westport Library, Connecticut Theater Foundation/ King's Highway School, the Westport Police Department's "Project Lifesaver" and CLASP Homes.

The club said grant proposals may be submitted to: Ruegg Grant Committee, Westport Woman's Club, 44 Imperial Ave., Westport, CT 06880.