Union County, NJ -- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that a grant writing workshop is available to organizations interested in applying for history grants through the Union County History Re-grant Program.

“The workshop is designed to help beginning grant writers to learn how to write an effective application, and it provides experienced grant writers with a good opportunity to sharpen their skills,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen.

The history grant writing workshop will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at The Shady Rest Country Club, in Scotch Plains.

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Applications for the Re-Grant Program will be available at the workshop.

Union County administers two types of grants under the Re-grant program.

General standards of eligibility apply to both grants. There are also specific requirements for each grant:

  1. General Operating Support grants provide assistance to Union County based historical societies, house museums or historic sites only, for basic operating costs such as programming, preservation of collections, salaries, marketing and more. The maximum grant request is $5000.
  2. Special Project 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.  

To confirm at the April 19th workshop or to receive more information, contact the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, 908-436-2912 or emailjprescott@ucnj.org.

The Re-Grant Program is funded by the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the New Jersey Department of State. It is administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.