Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission (SCC&HC) and New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC)
08/16/19 4:00 PM Receipt
Grants to Somerset County, New Jersey nonprofit organizations, units of local government, institutions of higher education, and faith-based organizations for programs with a focus on local or state history. Funding is intended to support general operating expenses and specific projects such as historic preservation research, lectures, exhibits, and oral history.
The County History Partnership Program (CHPP) enables the New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) to support both existing and emerging local history organizations serving the public that provide history programming, services and development. Grant awards seek to encourage excellence in history programming at the local level.
Programs and services will increase access to New Jersey history and/or expand upon the knowledge of New Jersey history, or seek to improve management of a local history organization.
Types of grants:
A. General Operating Support (GOS) funds provide support for the overall operations of those organizations whose missions are exclusively devoted to the public presentation of history. These funds may be used for most activities that support the organization’s history mission.
B. Special Project Grant (SP) is open to any organization that meets the eligibility requirements. A special project is a specific, well-planned project that brings quality history programming to the community and has defined start and completion dates. The project may contain multiple events or activities, but these must be clearly related by discipline or theme. Special projects must be focused on New Jersey history and benefit the general public in Somerset County. Examples of Special Projects (include but are not limited to):
- Original Research for and preparation of nominations to the National Historic Register or the New Jersey Register of Historic Places or research in connection with historic preservation projects.
- Oral History projects such as documenting the experience of veterans, new immigrants and voice of people previously not heard (e.g., women, diverse communities, etc.) and the costs of transcriptions
- Publications including research to prepare, write, edit and print.
- Public Programming such as lectures or exhibitions on local or New Jersey history.
- Digital Media, digitization projects of historic material not available at other depositories.
For a list of Eligible Expenses, see https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/home/showdocument?id=33992#page=9.y
GrantWatch ID#: 182134
Term of the Contract: January 1, 2020 – December 31 2020. (All grant-funded activities must be completed by December 31, 2020.)
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit the application to:
Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Office
P.O. Box 3000
20 Grove St.
Somerville, NJ 08876-1262
Attention: 2020 CHPP Grant Application
Please direct all questions in writing via fax or email to:
Kaitlin Bundy, Manager
Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission
Tel. (908) 203-6020
USA: New Jersey: Somerset County