Press Release

For Immediate Release: July 9, 2021

Union County Local Arts Grant Now Accepting Applications

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce that applications to the 2022 Local Arts Grant Program (LAP) are now being accepted by The Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs.

“In previous years, LAP grants have supported many enriching programs and projects for Union County residents, and we look forward to seeing the artistic experiences that will be offered in 2022,” said Board of Commissioners Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “The Board of Commissioners is proud to support our arts institutions through this program.”

Qualifying non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply, as well as libraries, schools, and units of local government. Grants will be awarded to organizations demonstrating a high degree of professionalism in arts programming for activities taking place in 2022. Applicant organizations must be based in Union County, and arts programming must take place in Union County to qualify for funding.

Full eligibility requirements, application components, and other pertinent details are outlined in the complete LAP Guidelines. All application materials must be submitted by September 14, 2021.

Applications must be submitted online at the Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs Portal. To begin the application process and to create an account, request the link to the Portal by emailing msturm@ucnj.org and culturalinfo@ucnj.org.

Arts organizations may apply for either General Operating Support (maximum request $8,000) or a Special Project (maximum request $5,000). Non-arts organizations may apply for funding of a Special Project, such as a performance series.

For questions about this grant, contact Martha Sturm, LAP Grant Coordinator, at 908-558-2552 or email msturm@ucnj.org.

Funding is provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner of the National Endowment for the Arts, though a partnership between the state and Union County.

For information about all 2022 grants administered by the Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, visit ucnj.org/parks-recreation/cultural-heritage-affairs/funding-opportunities/.

For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Union County COVID-19 Test Center at Kean University, the Mobile Test Unit, vaccination information, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

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