mead hall, drew university
Capital Preservation Grants

Future grant rounds will be announced.

Eligible Applicants
Eligible Properties
Ownership
Eligible Activities
Requirement for Matching Funds
Criteria for Funding

Eligible Applicants

  • agencies or entities of state, county or municipal government; or
  • nonprofit organizations that are certified tax-exempt and comply with New Jersey charity registration laws


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Eligible Properties

  • are listed in the New Jersey or National Register of Historic Places;
  • contribute to the significance of a historic district listed in the New Jersey or National Register of Historic Places; or
  • are certified as eligible for listing by the Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer.


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Ownership

Applicants must demonstrate control of the property through a deed or valid long-term lease in order to receive a grant award. Owner consent is required for application.

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Eligible Activities

Eligible preservation activities include rehabilitation, restoration, preservation and certain non-construction activities related directly to the development, implementation, operation, and monitoring of historic preservation projects.

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Requirement for Matching Funds

Changes were made to the Level I and Level II request threshholds.  Please review the Grant Guidelines (pdf file) for all the changes.

Level I applicants may apply for grants of $5,000 to $150,000 and the match required is $2 for every $3 of grant request.

Level II applicants may apply for grants of $150,001 - $750,000, and the match required is $1 for every $1 of grant request.

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Criteria for Funding

The following criteria will be used to evaluate and rank applications for these grant funds:

  • Historical significance of the resource;
  • Physical condition of the property;
  • Proposed use of the site and quality of the interpretive program;
  • Quality of the preliminary planning or contract documents, including credentials of the project team, and feasibility of the budget and work schedule;
  • Appropriateness of the project to meet the needs of the resouce;
  • Ability of the applicant to match the funds requested and to complete the proposed work, maintain the property, administer the grant funds, and develop programs to sustain and interpret the property;
  • Potential of the project to create jobs and to promote other preservation activity and heritage education;
  • Relationship of the project to other State and local programs that aid community revitalization, preservation of the built or natural environment, and heritage education and tourism;
  • Degree to which the project represents innovative design, programming or interpretation and extent to which the project reaches new audiences; and
  • Degree to which the project helps achieve a balanced distribution of program funds.


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