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Apply Now for the 2024 Union County History Re-Grant Program

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce that applications for the 2024 Union County History Re-Grant Program for Special Projects and General Operating Support will be available on Tuesday, August 8th. All eligible non-profit organizations in Union County are invited to apply.

“The Union County History Re-Grant Program is an invaluable resource to museums, schools, libraries and other history organizations,” said Union County Commissioner Chairman Sergio Granados. “Through its funding, these historical groups can continue providing our community with memorable, life-enhancing experiences through a variety of educational activities. All eligible organizations are encouraged to apply.”

Applicant organizations must be based in Union County, and the programming covered by the grant must take place in Union County during 2024.

Applications must be submitted online to the Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, a division of the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation. To begin the application process and to create an account, request the link to the application portal by emailing John Prescott, History Programs Coordinator, at

The application deadline is Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at 11:45 p.m. Application materials submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. 

Eligibility requirements, application components, and other pertinent details are outlined in the complete General Operating Support (GOS) and Special Projects (SP) guidelines.

The Re-Grant Program includes two types of grants:

  • General Operating Support (GOS) grants provide assistance for the basic costs of operation such as programming, preservation of collections, salaries, marketing, and more. Funding is available 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.

“This program helps local organizations bring history alive for our diverse communities,” said Commissioner Bette Jane Kowalski, Liaison to the Cultural & Heritage Advisory Board for Union County. “The lessons of history teach us all how to build a better society for the future.”

For additional information on the Re-Grant program and other grant programs administered by the Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, visit

Funding for the History Re-Grant program is provided by the New Jersey Historical Commission. For clarification, assistance, or questions about applying, please contact John Prescott, History Programs Coordinator, at 908-436-2912 or by email at

Press release was updated to reflect the correct grant deadline