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Union County History Grant Program - General Operating Support Grant

Grants to Union County, New Jersey History
Nonprofits for General Organizational Expenses

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Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs (UCOCHA) - Department of Parks and Recreation

Conf. Date:

04/17/19

LOI Date:

05/24/19

Deadline Date:

07/26/19

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Union County, New Jersey nonprofit history organizations for general organizational expenses. First-time applicants are required to submit an application draft prior to submission of the full proposal. Funding is intended to assist organizations with special projects and general operating expenses such as maintenance of collections, salaries, equipment purchases, and professional development.

Union County History Grant Program - General Operating Support Grants are awarded to historical societies, history museums and historic sites with collections or programming relating to the history of New Jersey. Grant funds help underwrite virtually all operating aspects of an organization offering New Jersey history services and need not be applied to any one aspect, program, service, or expense. Eligibility expenses include, but are not limited to the following:

Eligible Expenses:

1. Salaries and wages
2. Contracted services/outside fees and services
3. Printing, publicity, marketing
4. Postage and telephone
5. Fundraising and development
6. Staff training
7. Lease expenses
8. Mortgage interest
9. Equipment purchase, installation, and lease (e.g., computers, office furnishings, files)
10. Utilities and HVAC (purchase, installation, and operational costs of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning)
11. Maintenance of collections and the interiors of structures (Note: Interior construction is not considered maintenance and is not an eligible expense.)
12. Basic grounds maintenance
13. Travel and transportation (automobile travel @$.31/mile, train, or air coach travel)
14. Insurance
15. Licensing and registration fees (e.g., New Jersey charities registration)
16. Planning for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
17. Long-term and strategic planning
18. Audits

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185918

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Maximum General Support Operating request is $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are available only to Union County nonprofit history organizations. General assistance is provided to historical societies, history museums and historic sites with collections or programming relating to the history of New Jersey.

Funds are used to support special projects or general operating expenses of Union County based non-profit history organizations and units of local government, including libraries and schools that meet the NJHC priorities and criteria.

Union County based, non-profit history organizations must:

- Have collections or programming relating to Union County or local history
- Be incorporated in the state of New Jersey
- Be defined as a non-profit organization under section 501(c) (3) or 501(c ) (4) by the Internal Revenue Service, or pending same
- Have been in existence at least two years and demonstrate an ability to provide history programs and/or services to the public

Organizations applying for funding under the 2020 Union County Local Arts Grant Program or 2020 HEART Grant Program, may apply to The Union County History Grant Program. (However, the projects cannot be combined and must be separate from each Grant.)

Applicants must show that grant funds will permit them to expand, enhance or introduce Union County and/or local history programs or services; organizations may not use grant monies as a means to reduce their own expenditures on history programs or services by using these funds as replacement funds.

For Ineligible Expenses, see http://ucnj.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Union-County-History-Grant-Program-General-Operating-Support-Grant.pdf#page=5.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Wednesday, April 17, 2019: Grant Writing Workshop

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:

- Wednesday, April 17, 2019: Grant Writing Workshop
- Friday, May 24, 2019: Deadline for application draft (Required of first time applicants)
- Friday, July 26, 2019: Application Deadline
- August/September: Professional reviewers, C& H Programs Advisory Board Review
- October: Notification of Awards

First time applicants are required to submit a draft of their application by Friday, May 24, 2019 for staff review. The narrative and budget pages may be emailed or faxed.

The Application Deadline is Friday, July 26, 2019. The application is available via e-mail as a writeable Word document. Applicants must submit one original and four copies of the final application and support materials to the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs. Only hard copies of the application may be submitted.

GOS grants require a 1:1 “cash match” which represents the organization’s share of the total cost shown in the application budget. Applicants may apply for grants up to 1/3 of the organization’s operating budget. The entire cash match is the balance of the budget and may come from any source except New Jersey State funds.

Grant recipients are expected to attend at least one technical assistance workshop presented by the Office during the grant year.

Contact Information:

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

Email or fax narrative and budget pages to supplement the application draft to:

Fax: 908-558-2652

Submit the final application and support materials to:

Union County History Grant Program
Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs
633 Pearl Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202

For Questions, contact (908) 558-2550

For further information contact:

John W. Prescott, Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs
908-436-2912
jprescott@ucnj.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Jersey: Union County