Historic Site Management Grants
Capital Preservation Grants
Application Process
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Historic Site Management Grants

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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 have permission of the owner to apply and to conduct the study or examination at the time of application.

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Eligible Activities

  • Non-construction activities related directly to planning for the preservation, restoration or rehabilitation of a historic property, including: Feasibility studies; Existing conditions documentation; Planning for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act; Analysis of existing building systems (e.g. heating, electrical, security) and providing recommendations for improvement; Maintenance plans;
  • Nominations to the New Jersey and/or National Register of Historic Places;
  • Heritage tourism programming plans and assessments;
  • Master or strategic plans;
  • Fund-raising or marketing plans for initiating capital campaigns for restoration/rehabilitation work;
  • Endowment planning and proposals;
  • Development of interpretive or curriculum materials, interpretive signage or directional signs or plaques; and
  • The development of visual media or other devices to help the disabled visitor.


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Requirement for Matching Funds

Historic Site Managment Grant requests may range from $5,000 to $50,000.  The applicant must provide at least $1 in matching funds for every $3 of grant money requested.

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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;
  • Ability of the applicant to match the funds requested;
  • Ability of the applicant to complete the proposed work;
  • Potential of the project to foster preservation of the historic property; to promote other preservation activity or related cultural or economic activity; and to foster appropriate site management practices that sustain the long-term use of a property;
  • Appropriateness of project to meet the needs of the resource and quality of the work proposed for funding;
  • Degree to which the project represents innovative design or programming and reaches new audiences; and
  • Degree to which the project contributes toward a balanced distribution of program funds.


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