The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites historical societies and other organizations to apply for two types of grants available through the Union County History Re-grant Program, funded by the New Jersey Historical Commission.

In support of the Re-Grant Program, Union County’s Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs will conduct a free history grant writing workshop on Wednesday, April 18 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside. Grant application forms will be available at the workshop.

“Whether you are an experienced grant writer or a novice, I encourage you to come and learn how to position your project for success,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “The Re-grant Program is a good opportunity to gain funding that assists with operating expenses and other costs.”

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The two types of grants available through the Re-Grant Program are:

  1. General Operating Support grants. These grants provide assistance for the basic costs of operation, including but not limited to programming, preservation of collections, salaries and marketing. These grants are for Union County based historical societies, house museums or historic sites only. The maximum grant request is $5000.00.
  2. Special Project grants. These 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 $3500.00.

The April 18 grant writing workshop is free but pre-registration is requested. To confirm attendance or to receive more information, call the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs at 908-436-2912 or email John Prescott, jprescott@ucnj.org.

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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