Morris County Applications Available for Historic Preservation Funds – Morris County, NJ

Posted on January 13, 2022

Morris County Applications Available for Historic Preservation Funds

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

The grassroots program began in 2003, after voters overwhelmingly approved the allocation of taxpayer dollars to preserving Morris County’s rich 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.

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 nonprofits, and the county.

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

The Morris County Planning and Preservation Office will organize a workshop to explain the application process on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. through Webex:

Please register to attend the workshop via email at [email protected] or by phone at (973) 829-8138. This will be an opportunity to ask questions about the program and the suitability 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?

Please note, the historic preservation program is again waiving 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 some important links to additional information.The Tunis-Ellicks House – Harding Township.jpg

The deadline for applications is Friday, March 25, 2022

If you have any questions regarding the Historic Preservation Program, please contact Ray Chang, PP, Historic Preservation Program Coordinator, Morris County Office of Planning & Preservation, PO Box 900, Morristown, NJ 07963-0900. E-mail: [email protected]. Phone: 973-829-8138.

Photos: Chester Borough’s 1868 Rockefeller Center (top right) and the 1838 Tunis Ellicks House in Harding Township (bottom right), both of which received historic preservation grants approved in 2021.

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