New Jersey Historic Trust - Department of Community Affairs
05/02/19 4:00 PM Receipt
Grants to New Jersey municipal and county governments and nonprofit organizations to preserve, rehabilitate, and restore state historic resources. Three types of projects are eligible: capital preservation, planning grants for heritage tourism, and the management of historic sites.
In addition to meeting basic eligibility requirements, grant applicants must demonstrate the need for and the administrative and financial capability to carry out the project; indicate how the preservation of the historic resource will be assured after the grant is expended; document the availability of funds to match the grant; and explain how the project will benefit the public. Any construction work related to providing access for handicapped or disabled persons must be in accordance with the New Jersey Barrier Free Sub code (N.J.A.C. 5:23-7), and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties (Revised 2017).
Special Initiatives. For the 2019 grant round, special consideration will be given to grant proposals that address the following themes:
The 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment/ Women’s History in New Jersey. The year 2020 marks the centennial of the passage of the 19th amendment, granting women in the United States the right to vote. In an effort to celebrate this centennial anniversary, grant proposals that incorporate New Jersey women’s heritage sites or that aim to promote women’s history in New Jersey are encouraged.
The 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution. The United States Semiquincentennial will be celebrated in 2026 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the nation and its victory in the American Revolution. Grant proposals that highlight sites involved in the American Revolution or that aim to promote New Jersey’s role in Revolutionary War are encouraged.
For more information on Historic Site Management Grants, see the RFP: https://njht.org/dca/njht/programs/preservenj/PreserveNJ_Guidelines_FINAL.pdf#page=16
For more information on Heritage Tourism Planning Grants, see the RFP: https://njht.org/dca/njht/programs/preservenj/PreserveNJ_Guidelines_FINAL.pdf#page=21
For more information on Capital Preservation Grants, see the RFP: https://njht.org/dca/njht/programs/preservenj/PreserveNJ_Guidelines_FINAL.pdf#page=25
GrantWatch ID#: 182714
Level I applicants may apply for grants of $5,000 to $150,000.
Level II applicants may apply for grants of $150,001 - $750,000.
The Historic Site Management applicants may apply for grants of $5,000 to $50,000.
Heritage Tourism Planning applicants may apply for grants of $5,000 to $50,000.
For Historic Site Management and Heritage Tourism Planning grants, a grant agreement must be in effect and work must begin within eighteen months from the date funds are appropriated by the Legislature and signed into law by the Governor; otherwise the grant will be terminated.
Capital Grants: A grant agreement with the Trust for a capital grant must be in effect within 18 months from the date of the appropriation of the grant funds by the Legislature and Governor, or the grant will lapse. Also, the actual capital preservation project work funded by the Trust must begin within two years from the date project funds are appropriated by the Legislature and signed into law by the Governor, otherwise, the grant will lapse. Work on a capital preservation project must be done in accord with the project schedule established in the grant agreement.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Capital Level I and II online application: https://fs19.formsite.com/NJHT/capitalapplication/index.html
Historic Site Management online application: https://fs19.formsite.com/NJHT/hsmapplication/index.html
Heritage Tourism online application: https://fs19.formsite.com/NJHT/htapplication/index.html
Address for USB drive or those given an exception to submit a hard-copy:
NJ Historic Trust
PO Box 457
Trenton, NJ 08625
NJ Historic Trust
101 S. Broad St, 6th Fl.
Trenton, NJ 08608
(609) 984 0473
USA: New Jersey