ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs will conduct a free history grant writing workshop at Summit's Reeves-Reed Arboretum on Wednesday, April 17, from 5 - 6 p.m.

All Union County-based nonprofit organizations and other civic organizations are invited to attend the event, where they will learn how to apply for two types of history grants through the FY 2020 Union County History Re-grant Program, funded by the New Jersey Historical Commission. The grant application forms will also be available.

“Whether you are an experienced grant writer or a beginner, the workshop will provide the fundamentals of grant writing and help you focus on strategies for success,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski.

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Each of the two grant programs includes general standards for eligibility as well as specific requirements:

1. 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 $5,000.

2. 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 grant request is $3,500.  

To confirm attendance at the workshop and to receive more information, call the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs at 908-436-2912 or contact jprescott@ucnj.org.

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