Applications and Guidelines

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Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund

The 2018 Grant Round will accept applications only for Historic Site Management Grants, for non-construction activities including the preparation of conditions assessments, construction documents, disaster preparedness plans, archaological studies, and more.  Read the 2018 Grant Guidelines for the entire list of eligible activities.  Applications for funding are due to the Historic Trust's Trenton office no later than 4:00 p.m. on May 3, 2018.

Applicants may request $5,000 to $50,000 in matching funds.  For each $3 request, the applicant must provide at least $1 in matching funds. 

Eligible applicants are units of state, county or municipal government, or nonprofit organizations that are 501(c)3 certified and comply with New Jersey's chartiable registration laws.  

Eligible properties must be listed on the New Jersey and/or National Register of Historic Places by individual designation, or as contributing resources within a listed Historid District, or be certified eligible for listing by the Historic Preservation Office no later than August 1, 2018.  

All applicant should read the 2018 Grant Guidelines thoroughly prior to submitting an application.  

Applicant's To-Do List: 

Download the Grant Guidelines (PDF)

Download the Grant Application (MS Word)

Register for an Applicant Workshop on January 24, 2018 (Snow Date February 5, 2018)

Check the Resources Page for helpful guides about specific topics.

Read more about the Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund.

View previously funded projects.

New Jersey Cultural Trust Capital Preservation Grant Program

The NJ Cultural Trust approved the NJ Historic Trust's recommendations for 13 capital perservation grants, totaling $304,655. Read the Announcement

Read more about the Cultural Trust Capital Preservation Grants.

View previously funded projects.

1772 Foundation Capital Grant Program

The the 1772 Foundation, in cooperation with the New Jersey Historic Trust, offers Capital Preservation Grants, up to $15,000, available to nonprofit organizations for repair and restoration projects. The grants require a one-to-one match from the grant recipient. Read more about the 1772 Foundation grant program.

The 2018 grant round is now open. Applications must be submitted on or before December 15, 2017.

Read the 2018 grant announcement and instructions (pdf)

Download the 2017 grant application (pdf)

Please note: The application is a fillable pdf. It is strongly recommended that you fill out a test section and save it before completing the entire application. Please save a copy for your records before submitting the application.

View previously funded projects.

Discover NJ History License Plate Fund

Read more about this grant program.

Applications for funding are accepted year-round. You may apply on line. 

(Please read guidelines first to ensure that your proposed project is eligible for funding.)  Contact program staff in advance of submitting the application.

Historic Preservation Revolving Loan Fund

Applicants are urged to consult with Trust staff before applying for these funds. The grant portion of the program is not currently active.  Applications are accepted at any time.  Read more about the program.

Download the Guidelines and Part A of the Revolving Loan Fund Application.

Emergency Grant and Loan Fund

Applicants are urged to consult with Trust staff before applying for these funds. The grant portion of this program is not currently active.  Applications are accepted at any time. Read more about the program.

Download the Guidelines and Application for the Emergency Grant and Loan Fund