ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ – Three organizations from the the two communities will receive funding through the 2014 Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant Program.

The Union County Freeholders established the HEART Grant Program in 1998. The program supports projects related to history, the arts and humanities, and it demonstrates a commitment to the artists and community organizations of Union County. Total funding for this year’s grants is $75,000.

“The recipients of HEART Grants are a wonderful mix of creative individuals – composers and writers, historians, visual artists, musicians and dancers – plus arts, history and other cultural organizations and civic groups,” said Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak. “The response to the program has been exciting ever since its inception.”

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There were two recipients from Roselle:                                         

  • Valerie Graham, Roselle, $945, presenting free crafts workshops for children and seniors;
  • Occupational Center of U.C., Roselle, $2,200, presenting art education classes for people with disabilities;


Roselle Park had one recipient:


  • Borough of Roselle Park, Casano Community Center, $1,000, presenting a free concert.


Artists, educators, civic and historical non-profit organizations seeking information about next year’s HEART Grant Program can contact the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, 633 Pearl St., Elizabeth, NJ 07202. Telephone: (908) 558-2550. NJ Relay users dial 711, or send E-mail: