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Department of State

New Jersey Cultural Trust

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State
Cold Spring Village

Grant Opportunities

Qualified Organizations

Organizations must be designated "qualified" in order to be eligible to participate in the programs of the Trust and apply for grants.

Qualified Organizations list as of November 16, 2022

Qualification Guidelines and Application

Qualification applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and will be reviewed at the next scheduled Cultural Trust Board meeting.

To be eligible to apply for the FY24 Capital Historic Preservation Grant Program, organizations must separately apply to become qualified with the New Jersey Cultural Trust no later than February 17, 2023.

Watch an instructional webinar about how to apply for qualification.

FY2024 Capital Preservation Grant Program

The New Jersey Cultural Trust Capital Historic Preservation Grants Program is collaboratively administered by the New Jersey Historic Trust for and with the New Jersey Cultural Trust. All history, arts and humanities organizations with stewardship responsibility for historic resources that are listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places, and qualified by the New Jersey Cultural Trust, are eligible to apply for 2023 (FY24) capital historic preservation funding. Grant awards may be up to $40,000 and do not require matching funds, but if the project cost is greater than $40,000, the applicant must show sufficient funds or the ability to raise remaining funds to complete the project.

How to Apply:

The application deadline is April 4, 2023 at 4 pm.
Access the application in the New Jersey System for Administering Grants Electronically (SAGE). See the grant guidelines for further SAGE instructions.

Priority: In 2023 (FY24), the New Jersey Historic Trust’s priority will be projects that can be completed for $100,000 or less. These projects will be carefully considered in relation to other criteria for funding.

Technical Assistance:

Important Dates:

  1. December 16, 2022 - Guidelines released
  2. January 6, 2023 – Grant application available in SAGE
  3. January 17, 2023 - Qualification application workshop (to be recorded)
  4. January 26, 2023 - Grant application workshop (to be recorded)
  5. February 17, 2023 - Deadline for Qualification applications to be postmarked to the Cultural Trust.
    Requests for extensions to the deadline will not be permitted.
  6. March 15, 2023 - Cultural Trust Board Meeting to approve qualifications
  7. April 4, 2023 - Grant application due in SAGE by 4:00 PM.
    Requests for extensions to the deadline will not be permitted.
  8. August/September 2023 - Historic Trust convenes independent panel to review grant applications and craft recommendations
  9. September 2023 - Historic Trust Board votes on grant award recommendations to the Cultural Trust
  10. November 2023 - Cultural Trust Board votes upon and announces final grant awards

Important Documents:

Application for Qualification

FY2024 New Jersey Cultural Trust Capital Preservation Grant Guidelines

For information regarding applicant qualification and for questions regarding SAGE, contact the New Jersey Cultural Trust at (609) 633-0522.

For information and assistance regarding the grant process, guidelines and application, contact the New Jersey Historic Trust at (609) 984-0473.

FY 2023 Institutional/Financial Stabilization Grants for Arts Organizations

Alternating every other year with the NJ Historic Trust and the NJ Historical Commission, the FY 2023 NJ Cultural Trust grant program was a NJ State Council on the Arts year for grants.

Priority: For FY 2023, Institutional/Financial Stabilization project proposals must address the financial, operational and/or capacity challenges that have significant impact on the organization’s ability to serve its community.

Application Assistance:

Please feel free to watch the pre-recorded webinar with further details about the grant program and application process.

Important dates: The FY 2023 application is now closed.

Important documents:

FY 2023 New Jersey Cultural Trust Grant Guidelines - English
FY 2023 New Jersey Cultural Trust Grant Guidelines - Spanish

FY 2022 Institutional and Financial Stabilization Grants for History and Humanities Organizations

Rotating every year with the NJ Historic Trust and NJ Council on the Arts, FY 2022 is a NJ Historical Commission year for Institutional and Financial Stabilization Grants. The program is designed to assist groups in addressing financial and operational challenges that threaten their stability and to help build greater operational capacity to manage and advance their work and achieve their missions. To be eligible, an organization must first be designated as "qualified" by the New Jersey Cultural Trust.

Application Deadline: The FY 2022 application is now closed.

Important documents:

Application for Qualification
FY 2022 New Jersey Cultural Trust Grant Guidelines
Submitting Your FY 2022 Cultural Trust Declaration of Intent (DOI) to Apply
Submitting Your FY 2022 Cultural Trust Application

Cultural Trust Grants for Arts Organizations

Please see above for guidelines and timeline for the FY 2023 Cultural Trust Grant application process for arts organizations.

New Jersey Cultural Trust Capital Preservation Grant Program

The NJ Cultural Trust and NJ Historic Trust are offering capital preservation grants in 2017 (FY18) up to $25,000.

Cultural Trust grants do not require matching funds, but if the project cost is greater than $25,000, the applicant must show sufficient funds or the ability to raise remaining funds to complete the project.

Application Deadline: The application deadline has passed.
This grant will not be awarded again until FY22

Download the Cultural Trust Capital Preservation Grants Guidelines.

Grants Awarded

FY 22 Awards by County
FY 22 Institutional-Financial Stabilization Grants from the New Jersey Historical Commission
FY 21 Awards by County
FY 21 Institutional-Financial Stabilization Grants from the New Jersey Arts Council
FY 20 Awards by County
FY 20 Institutional-Financial Stabilization Grants from the New Jersey Historical Commission
FY 19 COA Grantees
FY 19 COA Grantees
FY 18 Awards by County
FY 18 Financial Stabilization Capital Preservation Grants from the New Jersey Historic Trust
FY 17 Awards by County
FY 17 Institutional-Financial Stabilization Grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts
FY16 Awards by County
FY 16 Institutional-Financial Stabilization Grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission
FY 14 Awards by County
FY 14 Institutional-Financial Stabilization from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts
FY 13 Awards by County
FY 13 Institutional-Financial Stabilization and Capital Historic Preservation Grants
FY 12 Awards by County
FY 12 Institutional-Financial Stabilization Grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts
FY 11 Awards by County
FY 11 Institutional-Financial Stabilization Grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts
FY 11Institutional-Financial Stabilization Grants from the New Jersey Historical Commission
FY 10 Awards by County
FY 10 Capital Preservation Grants recommended by the New Jersey Historic Trust
FY 10 Institutional-Financial Stabilizatin Grants recommended by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts
FY 09 Awards by County
FY 09 Institutional-Financial Stabilization Grants recommended by the New Jersey Historical Commission
FY 09 Institutional-Financial Stabilization Grants recommended by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts
FY 08 Awards by County
Institutional-Financial Stabilization Grants recommended by the New Jersey Historic Trust
FY 08 Institutional-Financial Stabilization Grants recommended by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts
FY 07 Awards by County
FY 07 Institutional-Financial Stabiliazation and Capital Historic Preservation Grants
FY 06 Awards by County
FY 06 Institutional-Financial Stabilization and Capital Historic Preservation Grants
FY 04-05 Awards by County
FY 04-05 Institutional-Financial Stabilization and Capital Historic Preservation Grants

 

Page Last Updated: 08/30/22

 

 


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