The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Community Investment and Economic Revitalization, Historic Preservation Office (HPO), offers grants to Certified Local Governments for eligible historic preservation activities.
The Historic Preservation Office is required to regrant 10% of the state's allocation of federal historic preservation funds for pass-through as sub-grants to Certified Local Governments (CLG). The total amount of available funding varies each year with the federal allocation. These funds are awarded on a competitive basis and applications are evaluated and ranked according to the established criteria available in the grant application. Matching requirements vary from year to year based on funding levels.
Goals for Historic Preservation Fund grant projects:
- To identify buildings, sites, structures, objects and districts which are significant in the areas of history, architecture, archaeology and engineering, and which meet the criteria for inclusion in the New Jersey and National Register of Historic Places; and
- To design and implement planning tools for the protection of historic resources.
Typical grant projects include:
If you are not sure if an activity is eligible to receive funding, please contact the Certified Local Government Coordinator for guidance before completing any application forms. Please direct any questions to Lindsay Thivierge, Certified Local Government Coordinator:
How to submit:
Certified Local Government grants are now managed through the System for Administering Grants Electronically (SAGE). The 2024 (FFY2023) Certified Local Government grant round will open in October of 2022.
Please note: In order to submit an application for CLG funds the Certified Local Government must be in good standing and have a current annual report on file with the HPO.
SAGE Training (Mandatory for Applicants):
- Thursday,September 8, 2022
- 10:00am - 11:30am
HPO staff held a mandatory training for Certified Local Government communities who may wish to apply for the 2024 (FFY2023) CLG grant round. The training was recorded and is available on DEP's YouTube channel if you were unable to attend the live presentation.
This training is intended to familiarize CLG communities including municipal staff and historic preservation commission members with using the SAGE system to submit a grant application.
Please direct any questions to Lindsay Thivierge, Certified Local Government Coordinator: