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The following resources provide information, news, and tips for those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
State of New Jersey Hurricane Sandy Information Center - http://www.state.nj.us/nj/home/features/spotlight/hurricane_sandy.shtml
New Jersey Office of Emergency Management - http://ready.nj.gov/
New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office Hurricane Sandy Cultural Resources Recovery - http://www.state.nj.us/dep/hpo/hurricane_sandy.htm
Post Sandy Recovery Tips (pdf) - includes a variety resources from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and other preservation organizations.
TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Acting Commissioner Richard E. Constable III today announced the New Jersey Historic Trust is now accepting applications for Historic Site Management Grants from the Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund. Eligible properties are historic sites that are listed, or are eligible for listing, in the New Jersey or National Register of Historic Places. Guidelines and applications are now posted on the website of the NJ Historic Trust, a DCA affiliated agency, at www.njht.org.
"The Historic Trust is eager to help facilitate the preservation of worthy projects by offering this latest grant round, which we know will be highly competitive," said Acting Commissioner Constable. "The grants will enable stewards of historic property in New Jersey to plan for the future restoration, repair and responsible management of their important sites."
Historic Site Management Grants, which range from $5,000 to $50,000, may be used to fund the preparation of plans and studies needed to improve site stewardship, maintenance and interpretation. The grants are available for eligible recipients such as certified nonprofit organizations and agencies of state, county or municipal government. Grant recipients are required to provide matching funds.
"These planning grants allow historic sites to explore new uses and heritage tourism possibilities, as well as produce preservation plans and construction drawings that guide bricks-and-mortar construction projects," said Chris Perks, Historic Trust chair. "Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the grant guidelines or attend the applicant workshop prior to applying."
Potential applicants and professional consultants are invited to attend an applicant workshop from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on July 18, 2012 at the Rutgers EcoComplex in Bordentown. Participants may register to attend by calling (609) 984-0473 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the complete press release here.
August 2011: Governor Christie Signs Legislation To Preserve New Jersey History, Makes $10 Million Available for Preservation Grants to Protect 58 Historic Sites Across the State
April 2011: Recommended List for 2010 Historic Preservation Grants
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The New Jersey Historic Trust and the Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund are featured on page 60 of Rebuilding Community: Best Practices Toolkit For Historic Preservation And Neighborhood Redevelopment, published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Download Rebuilding Community [pdf]