Cultural & Heritage Commission Announces History Grants Applications

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission has made its 2013 – 2014 History Grant guidelines and applications are available for download on the commission’s web site. These grants help support programs relating to the history of New Jersey and its people, staffing and technical needs and publications. All applicants must be Middlesex County based, not-for-profit organizations or municipal groups.

All forms, guidelines, ADA regulations and instructions can be found on the commission’s web site at: under History Grant Forms.

“These grants are a great way for us to support all types of programming throughout the County,” said Freeholder Charles E. Tomaro, chair of the County’s Business Development and Education Committee. “Each grantee provides such unique and special history programming and education that help us reach so many of our residents.”

For those who would like to apply, a History Grants Workshop will be offered on Wednesday, May 22, at 6 pm at East Jersey Olde Towne Village, 1050 River Road, Piscataway. This Workshop will cover the grant process, pitfalls and helpful hints. It is open to organizations interested in applying for projects taking place from July 2013 through June 2014 and is recommended for all applicants. For anyone who needs additional assistance completing the History Grants application, a Help Clinic is available by appointment only at the Commission’s office.

All History Grant applications must be submitted on-line no later than midnight on Thursday, June 13. Applications received after this date will not be considered. However, signature pages and all support materials must be postmarked or brought to the Commission office, 703 Jersey Ave, New Brunswick by 4 p.m. on Monday, June 17.

Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “I encourage groups to apply for these grants so that we enhance the cultural offerings for all our residents. There is so much history, so much creativity in Middlesex County and this is a great way to ensure it gets recognized and enjoyed.”

For more information regarding History Grants, or to register for the Workshop or Help Clinic, please call Isha Vyas, Director of History Grants and Services, at the Commission, 732-745-4489 (voice), 732-745-3888 (TTY users only) or 711, the NJ Relay System.

East Jersey Olde Towne Village and the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission office are fully accessible sites. The History Grants program is funded by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, and NJ Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

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