Historic Preservation And Capital Grants
What is it?
Connecting past and present, these annual or multi-year grants support the development of new facilities or improvements that fortify Middlesex County’s rich legacy and future. From the infrastructure upgrade of New Brunswick’s 1921 Vaudeville theatre to the historic preservation of Monroe’s Dey Farm, these grants support “bricks and mortar” projects or investments in capital equipment that enhance the community and connect residents to arts, history, and culture.
Middlesex County-based nonprofits or municipalities with “open to the public” facilities located in Middlesex County.
Required Financial Documentation
Independently certified financial audit most recently completed two fiscal years. All 501(c)(3) organizations seeking grants will need to submit their most recent IRS Form 990.
Jan. 1, 2020 thru Dec. 31, 2020 (multi-year grants continue, in line with the calendar year)
Declaration of Intent (DOI) Due
August 19, 2019 For historic preservation projects a planning document is required showing project goals, cost estimates and models of sustainability.
Workshops Mandatory for new applicants
Grant Writing (GWW)
GWW: July 24, July 27, July 31 (pick one)
September 10, 2019 Midnight
Grants of up to $15K annually
Narrative Questions; Budget; Construction Documents. (including Data Arts Profile)
Cash Match 50%
Final report is required to receive final 25% grant funding. Final payment will not be issued without the inspections and final report.
Full guidelines (available summer 2019) for 2020 Historic Preservation and Capital Grants Program
Combinable with other grants?
Organizations may apply for one Historic Preservation and Capital Grant during each cycle. May also apply for General Operating Support, Program, but receive no more than a total of two grants per cycle.