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Department of State

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

Grants and Volunteer Information

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Every year, the Department of State provides dozens of grants to nurture and strengthen New Jersey's rich cultural and arts heritage. Historians, educators, artists, performers, and many others use our grant funding to further their research, share their creativity, or host performances throughout the state.

This page provides you with access to general information on each of our grant offerings. Use these guidelines to apply for grants and learn more about the projects we support.


System for Administrating Grants Electronically

The Department of State has upgraded to a new version of the System for Administrating Grants Electronically (SAGE). The new Blue SAGE is available for use and has impacted the following Programs / Divisions found within the Department of State:

  • NJ Commission on National and Community Service - AmeriCorps
  • Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development (CHPRD)
  • Cultural Trust
  • Historical Commission
  • New Jersey State Council on the Arts
  • Office of Faith Based Initiatives
  • Travel and Tourism

SAGE Training Presentation
Please click on the below link to view the presentation used for the SAGE Trainings.

Download the Presentation: PDF Version

Grantee Webinar
NJ DOS IG16 Grantee Webinar (title of webinar) has been made available in the SAGE website. After logging into SAGE, the webinar is located on the top right under “Training Materials”, “Videos”. 

On-line Manual
Please click on the below link to view an on-line manual that gives a basic overview of the look and feel of the new system. All profiles and information found in the current SAGE system will carry forward into the new version. The upgrade will change the way a user navigates through the system while the forms and applications remain the same.

Download the updated manual: PDF Version

Applications and Declarations of Intent will be filed electronically using the System for Administering Grants Electronically (SAGE). All new applicants are strongly encouraged to register for SAGE at least one week in advance of upcoming grant deadlines.

If you have any questions related to SAGE, please contact:

Overview of Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteerism and Service Directory
The Governor's Office of Volunteerism has produced the "Volunteerism and National Service - New Jersey Program Directory. It is a listing of the various volunteer centers, Americorps, Learn & Serve, Vista and Senior Corps programs in New Jersey.
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Governor’s Office of Volunteerism

New Jersey Commission on National & Community Service


SeniorCorps - Foster Grandparent Program & Senior Companion Program are a part of SeniorCorps

The Center for Hispanic Policy - Hispanic Interns in Community Service Program

NJ State Museum - Museum Educators, Exhibit Docents, Gallery Volunteers and Internships available


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