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Union County Offers History Grant Workshop

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announces the availability of two types of history grants for Union County-based non-profit groups and diverse organizations through the FY 2016 Union County History Re-grant Program funded by the New Jersey Historical Commission. The program is administered by the Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs in the Department of Parks and Recreation.

A history grant-writing workshop will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, at Kean University Liberty Hall, 1003 Morris Ave., in Union. Applications for the Union County History Re-grant Program will be available at the workshop.

There are general standards of eligibility as well as specific requirements for each grant:

  • GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT (GOS) grants provide assistance for the basic costs of operation (e.g. programming, preservation of collections, salaries, marketing, etc.) to Union County based historical societies, house museums or historic sites only. The maximum GOS grant request is $7,500.
  • SPECIAL PROJECT (SP) grants support history organizations, museums, schools, libraries and similar organizations with collections or programming relating to Union County and New Jersey state history. The maximum grant request is $5,000.  

To confirm attendance (recommended) at the April 22 workshop or to receive more information, contact the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs at 633 Pearl Street, Elizabeth 07202. Telephone: (908) 436-2912. E-mail request to

Funding for this program is made available through the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.