FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Organizations will soon be able to apply for funding to support community projects thanks to Amazon Web Services.

On Thursday, AWS announced it is launching two AWS InCommunities Funds that will support projects in Louisa, Caroline, Spotsylvania and Stafford counties.

According to a release, AWS is committing $400,000 between these two funds, and local community groups, schools, nonprofits and other organizations will be able to apply for grants beginning April 1.

The announcement was made at an event marking AWS’s $35 billion investment in new data centers in the four counties, $11 billion of which is slated to go to Louisa County.

“As we continue to grow our presence in Virginia, our focus is to not only bring economic benefits through our investments and the jobs we create, but to also support important local initiatives and empower communities with skills development programs,” said Shannon Kellogg, VP of Public Policy for AWS in the Americas. “The launch of these community funds is the first of a series of community outreach programs that AWS will launch in these, and other counties, as part of our continued investment in the Commonwealth of Virginia.”

Organizations will be able to apply for grants of up to $10,000 to support new and existing community projects focused on certain themes, such as STEAM education, environmental sustainability, and cultural heritage preservation.

Applications will be accepted between April 1 and June 1, with those applications being evaluated by an organization called ChangeX.

For more information on the fund for Louisa County, click here. There is also a page for the Fredericksburg Region fund here.