Funding Opportunities

If interested in applying for a 2022 grant, email culturalinfo@ucnj.org to be contacted about the next grant cycle, and state your program category (Arts, History or Education).


Union County Local Arts Grant 2022

The Local Arts Grant (LAP) funds arts organizations and arts projects. If interested in applying, email msturm@ucnj.org. The application period opens July 8. The deadline to apply is Sep. 14, 2021. Read the complete Guidelines before applying.


Union County History Re-Grant Program 2022

The History Grant funds history organizations and history programs. If interested in applying, email jprescott@ucnj.org. The application period opens the week of August 9th. The deadline to apply is September 15th. Read the complete guidelines below for either the General Operating Support (GOS) or the Special Projects (SP) before applying.

Union County History Grant Program General Operating Support Grant

Union County History Grant Program Special Project Grant

Applications for 2022 funding must be submitted to the Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs (“OCHA”) online via the OCHA Portal, a platform from Foundant Technologies. To begin the process and create an account to apply, email a request for the link to the OCHA Portal to: jprescott@ucnj.org and culturalinfo@ucnj.org.

On the OCHA Portal, applicants will first create a new account before logging in and selecting the correct History Re-Grant Applications (GOS or Special Project).

Applicants can log in and out of the system as often as needed to complete the application. Progress is saved during each session.

These Tutorials provide valuable guidance in using the Foundant platform:


Union County HEART Grant 2022

The HEART Grant funds programs in history, arts, or education. If interested in applying, email culturalinfo@ucnj.org. The application period opens in August 2021.

Read the complete Guidelines before applying. Applicants must download the Guidelines and Writable Application Form to their computer.