The Emergency Grant and Loan Program was created to provide small amounts of money for funding emergency work to preserve endangered historic properties.
UPDATE: September 9, 2009 - The Trust has suspended all grants from the Emergency Grant and Loan Program until such time as the funding for this program is replenished. The Trust is still accepting applications for Emergency Loans.
The Emergency Intervention Fund was authorized by P.L. 2016, c. 12, to provide assistance to eligible applicants to address an emergency created by any human-made or natural event that threatens the immediate viability of a historic resource. Emergency Intervention is defined:
“Emergency intervention” means any activity, including archaeology, that either guides treatment for or any construction activity that restores the immediate stability of a historic property when a situation in which the condition of a property is so damaged by an event such as, but not limited to, a natural disaster, major fire, serious accident, structural collapse, or threat of demolition, that it constitutes an immediate, direct, demonstrable, and severe hazard to the public safety. Treatment may be temporary in nature to prevent worsening of a situation.
- Entities of county, municipal, or state government
- 501(c) tax exempt organizations that comply with New Jersey charity registration laws
- Preparation of, but not limited to the following documents, studies, or reports to prevent the worsening of a physical condition:
- Condition assessment report;
- Cost estimates;
- Engineering reports
- Feasibility/reuse studies
- Preparation of architectural plans, designs, specifications, cost estimates, and other contract documents
- The following construction activities are eligible for an emergency intervention grant:
If an activity other than those listed above is proposed, please consult with staff to determine if it is an eligible activity.
Please read the guidelines thoroughly before submitting the application.
Applications will be accepted at any time throughout the fiscal year, July 1 – June 30, until the annual allocation has been exhausted. We strongly recommend that potential applicants contact the office (609) 984-0473 in advance to determine the availability of funding and eligibility of the proposed project.
The Board of Trustees of the Historic Trust will award the grant request during a regularly scheduled quarterly meeting unless a special meeting is warranted to address the emergency circumstances. Applicants will be notified in writing of the decision on their request.
The preferred method of application is online. Online applications will receive an email receipt once the application has been submitted. A second email receipt from the NJHT will follow once the application has been determined eligible and complete. You may download a PDF of the application for reference only.