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Hunterdon County Special Projects and Mini-Grant

Grants to New Jersey Nonprofits, Associations,
and Individuals for Heritage, Culture, and Arts Programs

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Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission

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Grants of up to $500 and grants of up to $10,000 to New Jersey nonprofit organizations, associations, societies, and individuals for projects and programs in history, culture, and the arts. Funding is intended to support specific activities, programs, and projects in Hunterdon County.

Special Project Grant Award Goals and Objectives

The goals and objectives of the Special Project grant awards include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and supporting accessible programs and projects that promote interest in local history and the arts to a broad range of Hunterdon County residents
  • Developing audiences and organizational memberships; removing cultural, economic, geographical, intellectual and physical barriers to participation by all persons in all cultural activities
  • Advancing and encouraging self-sufficiency and professional growth of individuals and organizations involved in history, and all facets of the world of art, music, and dance
  • Building community collaborations and partnerships
  • Broadening, deepening, and diversifying the audience for arts and history in Hunterdon County

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GrantWatch ID#: 147088

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

Mini Grant: Up to five grants

Estimated Size of Grant:

Special Project: Funding requests are limited to $10,000.
Mini Grant: $500 will be awarded.

Term of Contract:

Funding Period: April 1 - December 31, 2020

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Hunterdon County not-for-profit arts, cultural, historical/preservation organizations, associations, committees, commissions, societies, and individuals are invited to apply.

Ineligible applicants include departments, agencies, boards, commissions and committees of county and/or municipal government; municipal governments; county and branch libraries; and schools. Special Projects Grant applicants are ineligible to apply for a Mini-Grant in the same calendar year, or to apply for any other grant program administered by the HCC&HC (Local Arts Program, County History Partnership Program) in the same calendar year, or if they have an incomplete Special Project Grant more than one year old. Please call the HCC&HC office (908-237-2010) if you wish to discuss your eligibility or proposed project.

Individuals are not eligible to apply for MiniGrants.

Special Project Grants are awarded for discrete, specific programs, projects or activities (not general operating support). Applicants requesting funding under this program are ineligible for other grant programs administered by the Commission (LAP, CHPP) within the same calendar year.

Ineligible Use of Grant Funds
-Administrative costs or general operating expenses, other than for the proposed program or project
-Payment/fees for grant writers
-Hospitality costs
-General administrative salaries/wages/ fringe benefits of staff or board members
-Projects that are primarily recreational and do not promote the grant program goals and objectives
-Scholarship funds/awards
-Previous program deficits
-Foreign/out of state travel
-Work that is underway or has already taken place
-Construction/capital repairs
-Projects in educational/religious institutions that exclude non-students or non-congregational members

Pre-Application Information:

Special Projects Grant Timeline:
Monday, March 30, 2020: Grant Applications due
April 2020: Grant review panel sessions convened
May/June 2020: County Budget Accepted
June 2020: Grants Announced at Freeholder meeting
June 2020: Grant Contracts, Revised Budgets due

Mini-Grant Application Deadline: Monday, March 30, 2020 3:00 PM

Applications and final reports must be submitted in hard copy. Applications and final reports submitted
electronically or via fax will not be accepted.

All grantees receiving over $2,000 must demonstrate a countywide benefit as a result of the grant.

Regrantees should match the funding requested on at least a 1:1 basis. The match may consist of all cash, or a mix of cash and in-kind contributions.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mail To:
Cultural & Heritage Commission
County of Hunterdon
PO Box 2900
Flemington, NJ 08822-2900

Hand Deliver To:
Hunterdon County Planning Department
71 Main St. Bldg. 3, Historic Courthouse
First floor
Flemington, NJ

Phone: 908-237-2010
Fax: 908-237-2017

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