Applications available for Historic Preservation Funds

The Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund is accepting grant applications for 2022 funding.

The program began in 2003, after voters approved the allocation of taxpayer dollars to preserve Morris County’s history. In 2021, the Morris County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved more than $43 million to help preserve, restore, or protect 117 historic sites in 34 cities.

To be eligible for a matching grant, a historic resource must be listed or certified eligible for listing on the State Register or National Register of Historic Places. Eligible applicants are municipalities, qualified non-profit organizations and the county.

Details for obtaining and submitting applications can be found at app webpage.

The Morris County Planning and Preservation Office will host a workshop to explain the application process on Wednesday, January 26 from 7-8 p.m. via WebEx: https://morriscountynj.webex.com/meet/rchang.

To register for the workshop, email [email protected] or call 973-829-8138. During the workshop, it will be possible to ask questions about the program and the relevance of projects such as:

  • Is my project eligible?
  • What types of projects have been funded in the past?
  • Can cemeteries apply?
  • Are construction documents required for construction projects?
  • What if my project is not currently listed on the National and New Jersey registries?

The Historic Preservation Program waives the paper submission requirement for 2022 grant applications, except where preservation plans and/or drawings/specifications have not been previously reviewed by the county consultant.

Below are links to additional information:

The application deadline is Friday, March 25.

Questions regarding the Historic Preservation Program should be directed to Ray Chang, Historic Preservation Program Coordinator at the Morris County Office of Planning & Preservation, PO Box 900, Morristown, NJ 07963-0900, [email protected] . or 973-829-8138.

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