New Jersey Historic Trust - Department of Community Affairs
04/29/21 4:00 PM
Grants to New Jersey nonprofit organizations and county, municipal, or state governments to preserve, rehabilitate, and restore local historic resources. Eligible areas of interest include planning, management, and the conservation of local sites. Funding is intended to offer financial and technical support to organizations engaged in historic preservation projects. This year the Trust will again offer the opportunity for applicants to apply for multiphase projects to facilitate larger capital investments.
Special consideration will be given to grant proposals that address the following themes:
HSM grant program - For the 2021 grant round, the Trust is highlighting Municipal Planning Projects as eligible activities in the Historic Site Management (HSM) grant program. Municipal Planning Projects may include the preparation of design guidelines; the preparation or revision of local preservation ordinances; the preparation of historic preservation components of a municipal or county Master Plan; and the preparation of an architectural survey of historic buildings utilizing the NJ State Historic Preservation Office’s approved guidelines and format.
In the 2021 grant round, the Fund will accept applications for Historic Site Management grants, Heritage Tourism Planning grants, and Capital Preservation grants. Grant Types:
To be eligible for a grant, a property must be listed in, or eligible to be listed in, the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and/or the National Register of Historic Places per N.J.A.C. 7:4. For full criteria, see: https://njht.org/dca/njht/programs/preservenj/PreserveNJ_Guidelines_FINAL.pdf#page=10
GrantWatch ID#: 182714
- Historic Site Management grants: minimum request is $5,000 and the maximum request is $50,000
- Heritage Tourism grants: minimum request is $5,000 and the maximum request is $50,000
- Level I Capital Grants: minimum request is $5,000 and the maximum request is $150,000
- Level II Capital grants: minimum request is $150,001 and the maximum request is $750,000
For the 2021 grant round, the Trust will continue to offer multi-phase funding for capital grant applicants. These multi-phase funding commitments will be made to large-scale capital projects with a minimum request of $500,000 per grant round. A successful multi-phase grant applicant will receive a grant award of $500,000-$750,000 in 2021 with a commitment to fund subsequent capital phases in the following years. Multi-phase commitments are contingent on availability of funds and on the applicant’s successful completion of each capital phase.
Multi-phase funding: Applicants will be able to apply for funding for multiple phases of projects.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Capital grants application online: https://fs19.formsite.com/NJHT/tf8npfc6lv/index.html
Historic Site Management (HSM) application online: https://fs19.formsite.com/NJHT/rrkf3icag8/index.html
Heritage Tourism application online: https://fs19.formsite.com/NJHT/1cfjarcmbj/index.html
New Jersey Historic Trust
Department of Community Affairs
P.O. Box 457
Trenton, NJ 08625-0212
New Jersey Historic Trust
101 South Broad Street, Sixth Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608
Fax (609) 984-7590
If you are having trouble completing all of the required attachments, please reach out to NJHT staff directly.
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