PATERSON, NJ - The Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council (PCCHC) at Passaic County Community College is currently offering arts, cultural and history re-grants. 

In order to be eligible, the applicant must:  1) based in Passaic County; 2) be a tax-exempt non-profit organization incorporated in Passaic County or a municipal government entity; 3) have been in existence at least two years; 4) demonstrate that the project has clear artistic or historic merit; 5) match every dollar of the arts re-grant with one dollar of its own (a portion of this match can be in-kind contributions), and match every dollar of the history re-grant with fifty cents of its own; and 6) use the re-grant for the following: 

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·         An arts or cultural project (dance, media arts, music, theater, visual arts, etc.) to take place in Passaic County between January 1 and December 31, 2013, and that culminates in a public presentation. 

·         A local or New Jersey history project taking place in Passaic County between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013, and that culminates in a public presentation. 

The deadline for arts applications is Thursday, July 12, 2012, and for history applications, Thursday, July 19, 2012.  Applications and guidelines are available online at (click on the ‘grants’ tab). 

For assistance in improving your application, contact Susan Balik at PCCHC at or 973-684-5444 to schedule a one-on-one meeting.  Meetings can be scheduled Monday through Friday, May 21 to July 6, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Hamilton Club Building, 32 Church Street, Paterson, NJ.  If you need to schedule a meeting in the evening, please let us know and we can discuss a mutually convenient location.  All applicants are asked to complete a first draft of the application, including the narrative and budget, and bring it to the meeting.  PCCHC strives to maintain a barrier-free facility, including complete access for patrons using wheelchairs.