FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Historical Commission (MCHC) has released its 2019 grant applications for both the History Regrant Program and the Historic Preservation Grant Programs and will offer separate workshops to explain the application processes to eligible non-profit organizations or municipalities.

“Monmouth County has many worthy institutions that focus on our rich history,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Lillian G. Burry. “The Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to support these grants, which will help fund programs that residents and visitors will appreciate.”

Two types of grants are available through the Regrant Program: General Operating Support for overall costs or Special Project funding for history projects and programs that are open and accessible to the public.

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The deadline to declare your intent to apply for a Monmouth County History Regrant Program is September 24, with the complete application due October 29. Historic Preservation Grant applications are due November 5. Further information and applications are located at visitmonmouth.com, Departments tab, Historical Commission link.

The workshop for the Monmouth County History Regrant Program is scheduled for 7 p.m., Monday, September 10 in the Hall of Records Annex, Planning Board Conference Room (2nd floor) at 3 East Main Street in Freehold. The workshop for the “bricks and mortar” preservation projects Historic Preservation Grants is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, September 24 in the same location. Attendees are encouraged to register via email to Executive Director John Fabiano (john.fabiano@co.monmouth.nj.us).

The 2019 History Regrant Program is made possible with funds provided by the New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of the NJ Department of State. The goal of the program is to strengthen local history organizations, inspire projects to preserve and contribute to the local historic record, and increase public awareness and participation in local history programming.

The 2019 Monmouth County Historic Preservation Grant Program is funded by ongoing support from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The MCHC was established by the Board of Chosen Freeholders in August 1988 for the preservation and conservation of Monmouth County history. The Commission’s principal programs provide grants, to maintain historic buildings and support history programming to preserve Monmouth County’s rich and diverse historic legacy.

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