Preservation NJ Grants Available

January 15, 2019

Historic Preservation grants available for Capital Level I & II, Historic Site Management, and Heritage Tourism projects

The Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund was established by legislation in 2016 to provide an annual source of matching grants from the state’s corporate business tax for historic preservation projects. Since 1990, the Trust has awarded more than $145 million in matching grants to worthy historic preservation projects throughout the state.
The 2019 grant round will be for Capital Level I & II, Historic Site Management, and Heritage Tourism projects. 
Applications and supporting documents are due by 4:00 pm on Thursday May 2, 2019
Read the Grant Guidelines carefully before applying. 
A free applicant workshop will be held Monday March 4 from 1 – 4 pm at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor. RSVP here.
New for 2019
  • The application is now online! Supporting documents will be submitted on a USB drive. 
  • Heritage Tourism projects will have their own application.
  • Applicants can apply for multi-phase funding. Each phase must be a request of at least $500,000.
  • Special consideration will be given to grant proposals that address the themes of the 100th Anniversary of the Women’s Right to Vote and the 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution, also known as the Semiquincentennial.
  • Projects that benefit churches and houses of worship are not eligible for funding. 

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