Press Release

For Immediate Release: May 2, 2019

Free Workshop Explains “HEART Grant” & “Local Arts Grant” Application Process, May 16

Both non-profit organizations and individuals are eligible to apply for the HEART Grant. Local Arts Grants are available to non-profit organizations.

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce a free workshop on Thursday evening, May 16, to explain the application process for the 2019 Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant Program and the 2020 Local Arts Grant Program. Representatives of nonprofit organizations in Union County as well as individual professional artists and scholars are invited to attend.

The workshop will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Liberty Hall Museum, Wagon Shed Building, 1003 Morris Avenue in Union Township. It is free of charge, but pre-registration is recommended.

“These grant programs serve as a catalyst to strengthen Union County’s non-profit organizations, artists and scholars, enhancing their capacity to provide enriching projects relating to history, the arts and humanities,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “Our grant recipients share their creative energy with our community, and the Freeholder Board is proud to support them.”

The HEART workshop will provide guidelines for completing applications for funding in 2019. The Local Arts Grant Program will cover guidelines for funding activities that take place between January 1 and December 31, 2020 and will cover the components of a successful application, from the description of a project, all the way to the budget and marketing plan.

Funding for the Local Arts Grant comes from the New Jersey Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner of the national Endowment for the Arts.

For additional information visit: http://ucnj.org/parks-recreation/cultural-heritage-affairs/funding-opportunities/. To register  contact the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs at 908-558-2550. NJ Relay users dial 711, or E-mail: culturalinfo@ucnj.org.

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