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Huntedon County Cultural and Heritage Commission


Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission

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The Commission is charged by the County to recommend and administer programs to increase the visibility and impact of the history, arts, culture, goals and traditions of the community. 

It serves as an advisory to the Board of Chosen Freeholders and seeks available government funds to develop and support local and county historical, arts and cultural programs. 


It administers three grant programs:

County History Partnership Program

Local Arts Program

Hunterdon County Special
Project & Mini Grant


Grants available from other agencies

NEW! County History Partnership Program (CHPP)

The new County History Partnership Program (CHPP) is made available through re-grant funds provided by the New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC), a Division of the Department of State.  General Operating Support and Project grants are available to qualified organizations. 
FY2018 CHPP Application Deadline: Monday, October 30, 2017, 3pm

Application Materials for CHPP funding in 2018
CHPP FY18 Application and Guidelines: Word Doc | Adobe PDF
CHPP FY18 Application Financials: Excel

Materials for CHPP FY2017
CHPP FY2017 Final Report form: coming soon
CHPP FY2017 Final Report Financials: coming soon


Local Arts Program (LAP)

The Local Arts Program (LAP) provides funding to local arts organizations from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. General Operating Support and Project grants are available to qualified organizations.
FY2018 LAP Application Deadline: Friday, October 27, 2017, 3pm

Application Materials for LAP funding in 2018
LAP FY2018 Application and Guidelines: Word Doc| Adobe PDF
LAP FY2018 Application Financials: Excel
LAP FY2018 Interim Report form:  Word Doc| Adobe PDF
LAP FY2018 Final Report form: Word Doc | Adobe PDF - coming soon
LAP FY2018 Final Report Financials: Excel - coming soon

Materials for LAP FY2017
LAP FY2017 Final Report form: Word Doc | Adobe PDF
LAP FY2017 Final Report Financials: Excel


Hunterdon County Special Project & Mini Grants (SpProj)

The Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders provides funding for the Hunterdon County Special Project and Mini Grants which are awarded to eligible Hunterdon County not-for-profit arts, cultural, historical/preservation organizations and individuals for specific programs, projects or activities (not general operating support). Applicants submitting for funding under this program are ineligible for other grant programs administered by the Commission (LAP, CHPP) within the same calendar year.
FY2017 Special Project Application Deadline: Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 3pm

Application Materials for SpProj funding in 2017
SpProj FY17 Application and Guidelines: Word Doc | Adobe PDF
SpProj FY17 Application Financials: Excel
SpProj FY17 Final Report form: Word Doc | Adobe PDF
SpProj FY 17 Final Report Financials: Excel

Materials for SpProj FY2016
SpProj FY16 Final Report Form: Word Doc | Adobe PDF
SpProj FY16 Final Report Financials: Excel


Grants available from other agencies:

THE HUNTERDON COUNTY OPEN SPACE TRUST FUND PROGRAM administered by the Hunterdon County Planning Board, offers a Municipal Grants Program and Nonprofit Grants Program that advances mutually beneficial land preservation objectives and increases funding sources and opportunities with State Green Acres and Farmland Preservation Programs, and municipal and nonprofit organization open space preservation initiatives. Includes Historic Preservation Grants for “bricks and mortar” projects. http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/openspac.htm#grantprograms

THE NEW JERSEY HISTORICAL COMMISSION offers a variety of different types of grants to support programs and activities related to New Jersey history, including General Operating Support Grants, Project Grants and Mini-grants. It also offers free archival evaluation services through the Caucus Archival Projects Evaluation Service (CAPES). http://nj.gov/state/historical/dos_his_grants.html

To apply directly to NJSCA for funding visit: http://www.nj.gov/state/njsca/dos_njsca_grants.html

The New Jersey Cultural Trust was created in July 2000 as a public/private partnership to help ensure a stable and healthy nonprofit cultural industry in New Jersey that is sustainable even in the toughest of economic times.  The Trust provides grants to support capital projects, endowments and institutional and financial stabilization of arts, history and humanities organizations in New Jersey. Funding for the grants comes from interest earned on the Cultural Trust Fund, which is a permanent investment fund. http://www.nj.gov/state/culturaltrust/dos_ct_information.html

The NJ Historic Trust oversees several grant programs supporting historic preservation and preservation planning. It also provides small grants or loans for the emergency stabilization of historic property. http://www.njht.org/dca/njht/programs/



Financial support for the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission´s general operations and programs is made possible in part by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
NJSCA Discover NJ Arts

The Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

NJ Historical Commission
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