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Grants to New Jersey Nonprofits and Government Units in Eligible Locations for Public Arts Events

Local Arts Grants (LAG)


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Geographic Focus
USA: New Jersey: Morris County

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/15/23 5:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to New Jersey nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible locations for public arts events. Funding is intended for accessible artistic events that benefit the public. Grants are available for general operating support, project support, and small projects. Events should take place in Morris County.

Local Arts Grant funding is available for Morris County organizations that provide the community with arts events that are artistically excellent, provide public benefit, and are accessible to the public. Morris Arts offers General Operating Support (GOS) Grants for arts organizations and Special Project Support (SPS) Grants for other types of organizations that have significant arts programs. New and emerging organizations are eligible to apply for a Mini Grant.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Nonprofit agencies in Morris County are eligible to apply.

Local Arts Grant awards cannot be awarded:
A. To individual artists;
B. To those organizations funded by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts or any other County Arts Agency;
C. To pay administrative salaries;
D. For capital improvements, projects or acquisitions, including the purchase of permanent equipment;
E. For hospitality costs and travel;
F. To replace deficits or funds normally budgeted for the requested program or project;
G. For the purpose of sub-granting to another organization; or
H. For fundraising projects or events, or for scholarship funds or fellowships.

Pre-Proposal Conference
Join the next information session
Tuesday, July 25 | Zoom | 9:30AM


Pre-Application Information
- Notification of Award | October 2023
- Grant Agreement Due | November 2023
- Funding Period | January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024
- 1st Payment Sent (80% of award) | February 2024
- Final Reports Due | January 2025
- 2nd and Final Payment Sent (20% of award) | February 2025

The Local Arts Grant application must be completed online on the grant portal through Foundant. Applicants can register for a free account and edit and save their application until the deadline.

Note: in order to view the application, applicants must create an account.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
Grants range from $1500 – $9000.

Term of Contract
Next Funding Period: January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024

Contact Information
Apply online:

For questions, if you are a first-time applicant, and/or need special assistance, please contact Bethany Russo, Grants Administrator at or 917.864.9086.

Morris Arts
14 Maple Avenue – Suite 301
Morristown, New Jersey 07960

Phone: (973) 285-5115
Fax: (973) 285-1199

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