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Union County Offers History Grant Workshop

Workshop for Museums, Schools & Non-Profit History Groups, April 20

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 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, at The Carter House in Summit. Grant applications will be available at the workshop.

“The grant-writing workshop is intended for Union County-based non-profit historical societies, schools, museums, libraries, municipal governments and other groups seeking funding for a history project or event that promotes better understanding of Union County and New Jersey history,” said Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Cultural and Heritage Programs Advisory Board.

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 SP grant request is $5,000.  

To confirm attendance (recommended) at the April 20th 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 requests to

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