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  1. 2020 Preserve New Jersey Grant Deadline Extended
  2. New Jersey Historic Trust Announces Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund Grants Available
  3. 67 Historic Preservation Planning, Heritage Tourism and Capital Projects Recommended for Grant Awards
  4. New Jersey Historic Trust featured on On Demand hosted by Rob Lowe
  5. New Jersey Historic Trust Launches Campaign to Preserve NJ's Heritage
  6. 33 Historic Preservation Planning Projects Recommended for Grant Awards
  7. The 1772 Foundation Awards Grants to New Jersey Historic Preservation Organizations - 25 grant recipients announced
  8. New Jersey Cultural Trust Approves Over $300,000 in FY 2018 Capital Historic Preservation Grants
  9. Notice of Readoption: Historic Preservation Revolving Loan Program
  10. New Jersey Historic Trust Announces “Bricks and Mortar” Preservation Grant Awards
  11. Hurricane Sandy Recovery
  12. Archived Press Releases and Announcements

  1. 2020 Preserve New Jersey Grant Deadline Extended

    In response to the COVID-19 health crisis sweeping the nation, the New Jersey Historic Trust is extending the 2020 Preserve New Jersey grant deadline until June 4, 2020 at 4:00pm.  We understand that our applicant organizations may be having difficulty completing the application by the original due date of April 23, 2020. As a result, all Preserve New Jersey grant applicants have until June 4, 2020 at 4:00pm to submit the online application. Additionally, all supporting documentation must be uploaded to a USB drive and received by the New Jersey Historic Trust no later than June 4, 2020 at 4:00pm.   

    We appreciate your understanding. If you have any questions or concerns about your 2020 Preserve New Jersey grant application, please reach out to NJHT staff.   

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  2. New Jersey Historic Trust Announces Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund Grants Available

    TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Historic Trust (Trust) today announced that applications for the Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund are now available. Applications must be submitted by April 23, 2020.

     This year, the Trust will offer both planning and heritage tourism (Historic Site Management) grants and ‘bricks and mortar’ (Capital Preservation) grants. Eligible applicants are 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, as well as units of county, municipal or state government. Eligible properties must be certified eligible for listing on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places by August 1, 2020.

     “Historic preservation can open the door for cultural enrichment, education, and revitalization opportunities in every single one of our communities, which is why our Administration is expanding ways to advance capital preservation and planning projects throughout New Jersey,” said Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver, who serves as DCA Commissioner. “Governor Murphy and I are encouraging all 565 municipalities to take advantage of the many revitalization and enhancement opportunities that are now available through the Trust by applying for these valuable grants.”

     Planning grants may be used for activities that will assist in planning for long-term stewardship, development and successful management of historic sites, including developing preservation plans, engineering studies or archaeological assessments. The Trust is also offering grants to foster heritage tourism initiatives that may include visitor readiness surveys, wayfinding, and developing linkages between attractions. The maximum grant request is $50,000 and requires a $1 match for every $3  requested. 

     “We anticipate a highly competitive grant round,” said New Jersey Historic Trust Executive Director Dorothy Guzzo.  “There is a very strong need for planning money, but even more so for construction funds that will help save our historic resources for new and continued uses.”

     Capital preservation grants may be used for construction expenses related to the preservation, restoration, repair, and rehabilitation of historic property and professional fees necessary to prepare and complete the construction project. There are two levels of capital request. At Level I, the maximum request is $150,000 and requires a match of $2 for every $3 requested. At Level II, the maximum request is $750,000 and requires a match of $1 for every $1 requested. All construction projects should be supported by previous studies, such as preservation plans or assessments. The Trust will again offer applicants the opportunity to apply for a multi-phase project to facilitate funding for substantially complex projects. In this category, the Trust may commit up to three years of funding at the $750,000 level, assuming all other requirements have been met.

     Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the grant guidelines to determine if the proposed project is eligible for funding and may contact Trust staff with questions at 609-984-0473.

     The Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund was established by legislation in 2016 after New Jersey voters approved a change to the state constitution to provide a stable source of funding for open space, farmland and historic preservation by dedicating funds from the corporate business tax. The Preserve New Jersey Fund continues the work of the Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund (2000-2012) and the Historic Preservation Bond Program (1990-1997). Since 1990, more than $156 million in matching grants has been awarded to worthy historic preservation construction and planning projects throughout the state.

     Created by the State Legislature, the New Jersey Historic Trust is a nonprofit historic preservation organization affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs. Governed by a 15-member board of trustees, the mission of the Trust is to advance historic preservation in New Jersey for the benefit of future generations through education, stewardship and financial investment programs that save our heritage and strengthen our communities.

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  3. 67 Historic Preservation Planning, Heritage Tourism and Capital Projects Recommended for Grant Awards

    New Jersey Historic Trust Announces Preserve New Jersey Preservation Grant Award Recommendations

    Nearly $12 Million Awarded for Preservation Planning, Heritage Tourism and Capital Projects

    TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Historic Trust (Trust), an affiliate of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA), today approved $11,902,723 in grant recommendations from the Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund (Fund) for 67 preservation planning, heritage tourism, and capital projects to save and promote historic sites throughout the state. Implementing legislation signed by Governor Murphy in June increased the Trust’s portion of the corporate business tax dedication from 5% to 7%. The grant recommendations, approved by the New Jersey Historic Trust Board, will be presented to the Garden State Preservation Trust at its next meeting on October 8, 2019. The grants will then require a legislative appropriations bill and the governor’s approval before funds become available.

    “Historic structures and places are a foundational part of our towns that serve as community gathering spaces, heritage and tourism attractions, and places of recreation and respite - they are the places we love and they are so vital to improving New Jersey’s economy and quality of life,” said Acting Governor Sheila Oliver, who serves as DCA Commissioner. “Preserving our treasured historic places through these Trust grant awards will also help to ensure that future generations will benefit from knowing and experiencing their rich and storied past.”

    Twenty-six of the grants will help fund preservation planning projects such as condition assessments, historic structure reports, archaeological investigations, and construction documents. Three grants will help fund heritage tourism initiatives to improve visitors’ experiences at historic sites. Thirty-eight grants will fund capital preservation projects on sites listed in the New Jersey Register of Historic Places. All of the grants awarded to nonprofit organizations or entities of municipal, county, and state government require a recipient match.

    New this year, the Trust accepted applications for large-scale, multi-phased projects. Five of the thirty-eight capital grants were approved for their first phase. Future phases will be allocated in subsequent appropriations.

    “We are very excited to recommend so many worthwhile projects for funding. The increase in the Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund has enabled the Trust to help many more historic sites” said Historic Trust Executive Director Dorothy P. Guzzo. “Increasing access to our state’s historic places is a top priority for the Trust. Sites from every corner of the state are reflected in this list.”

    Funding for the current grant round is dedicated from a voter-approved constitutional amendment that created the Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund, which is supported by income from the corporate business tax and will receive an annual allocation in support of historic preservation. The Preserve New Jersey Fund continues the work of the Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund and voter-supported referendums that have committed over $156  million to more than 900 historic preservation projects since 1990. All funded resources are listed in the New Jersey and National Register of Historic Places, either individually or within designated historic districts.

    Established in 1967, the New Jersey Historic Trust is the only nonprofit historic preservation organization in New Jersey created by state law. The Trust became a DCA affiliate in 2002 in an effort to better align the state’s smart growth initiatives with historic revitalization. Its mission is to advance historic preservation in New Jersey for the benefit of future generations through education, stewardship and financial investment programs that save our heritage and strengthen our communities.

    2019 Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund Grant Recipients

    Note: the project names are as listed in the National Register of Historic Places and may not reflect the current names of the property.  Projects are listed in each category alphabetically by county.

    Historic Site Management Grants for Planning Documents (up to $50,000)

     

    Applicant

     

    Project Name

     

    Property County

    Property Municipality

     

    Grant Award

     

    New Milford Borough

    French Huguenot Cemetery and Huguenot Church Site Historic District

    Bergen

     

    New Milford Borough

    $11,250.00

    Alice Paul Institute

    Alice Paul Birthplace (Paulsdale)

    Burlington

    Mt. Laurel Township

    $27,263.00

    Shipman Mansion Foundation, Inc.

    Red Dragon Canoe Club

    Burlington

    Edgewater Park Township

    $15,150.00

    Doane Academy

    Doane Academy 

    Burlington

    Burlington City

    $41,524.00

    John Woolman Memorial Association

    John Woolman Memorial House

    Burlington

    Mount Holly Township

    $38,445.00

    New Hanover Township

    General Edward S. Godfrey House

    Burlington

    New Hanover Township

    $30,000.00

    Haddonfield Friends School

    Haddonfield Friends School

    Camden

    Haddonfield Borough

    $50,000.00

    Camden County Historical Society

    Benjamin Cooper Ferry and Tavern

    Camden

    Camden City

    $50,000.00

    City of Jersey City

    Van Vorst Park Historic District

    Hudson

    Jersey City

    $45,000.00

    Hudson County

    Lincoln Park (West Side Park)

    Hudson

    Jersey City

    $50,000.00

    City of Bayonne

    Bayonne Truck (Hook and Ladder) House #1

    Hudson

    Bayonne City

    $22,500.00

    Trent House Association

    William Trent House

    Mercer

    Trenton City

    $46,950.00

    Edison Memorial Tower Corporation bda/ Thomas Edison Memorial Center at Menlo Park

     

    Thomas A. Edison Memorial Tower

    Middlesex

     

    Edison Township

    $28,688.00

    Allentown Public Library Association, Inc.

    First Baptist Church and Parsonage

    Monmouth

    Allentown Borough

    $18,750.00

    Town of Boonton

    Boonton Ironworks

    Morris

    Boonton Town

    $50,000.00

    Roxbury Township

    Lafayette School

    Morris

    Roxbury Township

    $12,815.00

    Morris County Park Commission

    Merchiston Farm

    Morris

    Chester Township

    $50,000.00

    Morris County Park Commission

    Mount Hope Miners’ Church

    Morris

    Rockaway Township

    $23,738.00

    Morris County Park Commission

    Moses Estey House at The Speedwell Village Historic District

    Morris

    Morristown Township

    $23,625.00

    County of Passaic

    Passaic County Courthouse

    Passaic

    Paterson City

    $50,000.00

    City of Paterson

    Great Falls Historic District (Ivanhoe Mill Wheelhouse)

    Passaic

    Paterson City

    $50,000.00

    Hamilton Partnership for Paterson, Inc.

    S.U.M. Auxiliary Steam Plant Foundation

    Passaic

    Paterson City

    $24,000.00

    Friends of Passaic County Parks

    Westervelt-Vanderhoef House

    Passaic

    Clifton City

    $14,049.00

    Friends of Long Pond Ironworks

    Long Pond Iron Works (Hewitt Church)

    Passaic

    West Milford Township

    $13,447.00

    City of Clifton

    John and Anna Vreeland/Hamilton House

    Passaic

     

    Clifton City

    $25,312.00

    Musconetcong Watershed Association

    Hoffman Grist Mill

    Warren

    Franklin Township

    $50,000.00

     

    Historic Site Management Grants for Heritage Tourism Projects (up to $50,000)

    Applicant

     

    Project Name

    Property County

    Property Municipality

    Grant Award

     

    Old Barracks Association

    Old Barracks

    Mercer

    Trenton City

    $16,239.00

    Trenton Downtown Association

    Old Barracks

    Mercer

    Trenton City

    $30,000.00

    Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms

    Craftsman Farms

    Morris

    Morris Plains Borough

    $43,875.00

     

    Level I Capital Preservation Grants ($5,000 - $150,00)

     

    Applicant

    Project Name

    Property County

    Property Municipality

    Grant Award

    Save Lucy Committee, Inc.

    Lucy, the Margate elephant

    Atlantic

    Margate City

    $20,400.00

     

    City of Linwood

    Linwood Borough School #1 (Linwood Public Library)

     

    Atlantic

     

     Linwood City

     

    $60,000.00

    The Shipman Mansion Foundation, Inc.

    Red Dragon Canoe Club

     

    Burlington

     

    Edgewater Park

     

    $125,700.00

    Cherry Hill Township

    Barclay Farmstead

    Camden

    Cherry Hill Township

    $90,000.00

    Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities

    The Cape May Lighthouse

     

    Cape May

     

    Lower Township

     

    $29,090.00

    HCSV Foundation

    Spicer Leaming House (HCSV)

    Cape may

    Lower Township

    $51,200.00

    Millville Army Air Field Museum, Inc.

    Millville Army Air Field Historic District

     

    Cumberland

     

    Millville City

     

    $42,189.000

     

    Gloucester County

    James and Ann Whitall House at Red Bank Battlefield

     

    Gloucester

     

    National Park Borough

     

    $142,500.00

    Washington Township Historic Preservation Commission

     

     

    George Morgan Jr. Stone House

     

    Gloucester

     

    Washington Township

     

    $22,887.00

    Gloucester County Historical Society

    Moravian Church

    Gloucester

    Woolwich Township

    $90,000.00

    1759 Vought House, Inc.

    Christoffel Vought Farmstead

    Hunterdon

    Clinton Township

    $15,000.00

    Historic Morven, Inc.

    Morven

    Mercer

    Princeton Township

    $53,550.00

    The Information Age Science and History Learning Center and Museum (InfoAge)

     

    Camp Evans Historic District

     

    Monmouth

     

    Wall Township

     

    $14,124.00

     

    Allaire Village, Inc.

    Deserted Village of Allaire Historic District

     

    Monmouth

     

    Wall Township

     

    $20,000.00

    Ayres/Knuth Farm Foundation, Inc.

    Ayres (Knuth) Farm

    Morris

    Denville Township

    $73,000.00

    Friends Meetinghouse and Cemetery Association of Randolph Township

     

    Friends Meeting House

     

    Morris

     

    Randolph Township

     

    $143,844.00

     

    Roxbury Township

    Morris Canal Inclined Plane 2 east

    Morris

    Ledgewood Township

    $50,040.00

    Salem Old House Foundation

    Abel Nicholson House

    Salem

    Elsinboro Township

    $86,400.00

    Peters Valley School of Craft

    Peters Valley Historic District

    Sussex

    Layton Township

    $51,150.00

    Merchants and Drovers Museum

    Merchants and Drovers Tavern

    Union

    City of Rahway

    $150,000.00

    Township of Mansfield

    Mount Bethel Methodist Church

    Warren

    Mansfield Township

    $120,000.00

     

    Level II Capital Preservation Grants ($150,001 - $750,000)

     

    Applicant

    Project Name

    Property County

    Property Municipality

    Grant Award

    City of Burlington

    William R. Allen School

    Burlington

    Burlington City

    $746,250.00

    Bayshore Center at Bivalve

    Bivalve Oyster Packing Houses and Docks, and "AJ Meerwald" Schooner

     

    Cumberland

    Commercial Township

    $533,105.00

    City of Jersey City

    Reservoir #3

    Hudson

    Jersey City

    $750,000.00

    Hunterdon Land Trust

    Case-Dvoor Farmstead

    Hunterdon

    Raritan Township

    $750,000.00

    Township of Piscataway/Fellowship for Metlar House

    Metlar House (Knapp/Bodine House)

     

    Middlesex

     

    Piscataway Township

     

    $175,000.00

    Township of Rockaway

    Ford-Faesch Manor House

    Morris

    Rockaway Township

    $348,388.00

     

    Borough of Seaside Heights

    Dr. Floyd L. Moreland Carousel and Wurlitzer 146 Band Organ

     

    Ocean

     

    Seaside Heights Borough

     

    $750,000.00

    Township of Berkeley

    Manitou Park School House

    Ocean

    Berkeley Township

    $656,537.00

    City of Paterson

    Van Houten House

    Passaic

    Paterson City

    $250,000.00

    Friends of Historic Bernardsville

    Dunster Squibb House

    Somerset

    Bernardsville Borough

    $222,349.00

    County of Union

    Feltville Historic District

    Union

    Berkeley Heights Township

    $450,000.00

    Knowlton Township Historic Commission

    Ramsaysburg Homestead

    Warren

    Knowlton Township

    $365,725.00

     

    Multi-Phase Capital Level II Preservation Grants ($500,000 - $750,000)

     

    Applicant

    Project Name

    County

    Property Municipality

    Grant Award

     

    Hoboken Public Library

    Hoboken Free Public Library and Manual Training School

     

    Hudson

     

    Hoboken City

     

    $750,000.00

     

    Hunterdon county Board of Chosen Freeholders

    Flemington Historic District (Hunterdon County Courthouse)

     

    Hunterdon

     

    Flemington Borough

     

    $747,000.00

    New Jersey Community Capital (Community Loan Fund of NJ, Inc) and the City of Trenton

     

     

    East Trenton Library

     

     

    Mercer

     

     

    Trenton City

     

     

    $750,000.00

    Township of Mount Olive

    Seward House

    Morris

    Mount Olive Township

    $504,675.00

    County of Passaic

    Lambert Castle (Belle Vista)

    Passaic

    Paterson City

    $750,000.00



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  4. New Jersey Historic Trust featured on On Demand hosted by Rob Lowe

    The New Jersey Historic Trust is proud to present a short-form documentary produced by On Demand with Rob Lowe highlighting the important preservation work the Trust undertakes throughout the state of New Jersey. Dorothy Guzzo, Executive Director of the New Jersey Historic Trust, was joined by Vonda Givens from the Stickley Museum, and Linda Caldwell Epps from Sankofa Collaborative, in this short-form documentary featuring Craftsman Farms. The segment discusses the role of historic preservation in saving New Jersey’s history and the positive impact the Trust’s grant programs have on hundreds of historic sites across the state.

     

    Click here to see the full five minute short-form documentary.

    Click here to see the one-minute short.

     

    Look for us on prime-time television! Our commercial will be featured on nearly 200 television stations throughout the U.S. and broadcasted in the NYC and Philadelphia tri-state areas between 7:00 am-11:45 am and 6:00 pm-11:45 pm on the following networks: CNN, Headline News, CNBC, MSNBC, The History Channel, The Travel Channel, and The Discovery Channel! The short-form documentary will begin airing on PBS, with a special introduction by actor, producer, and director Rob Lowe, on May 27, 2019 and run approximately 10 times per month for one year. It’s an exciting time to promote historic preservation and heritage tourism in New jersey! 

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  5. New Jersey Historic Trust Launches Campaign to Preserve NJ's Heritage

    September 28, 2018, TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Historic Trust is launching a new state-wide campaign, “Revolutionize. Revitalize. Rediscover. NJ History,” to help save New Jersey’s history through sales of the Discover NJ History license plates.

    The New Jersey Historic Trust plays a key role in preserving New Jersey history for future generations. The Trust has helped restore and preserve hundreds of historic locations in every county in the state. Unfortunately, many historic sites are still threatened.

    Proceeds from sales of the Discover NJ History license plates are used to provide grants to communities and non-profit organizations to preserve the state’s historic sites.

    “Every New Jerseyan can support the Trust’s important work by purchasing a Discover NJ History license plate,” said Dorothy Guzzo, executive director of the New Jersey Historic Trust. “Buying and displaying the license plate helps save New Jersey’s history, now.”

    Just a few sites aided by the New Jersey Historic Trust include:

    • The Hunterdon County Courthouse is best-known as the site of the 1934 “Trial of the Century,” where Bruno Richard Hauptmann was convicted for the abduction and murder of the son of aviation hero Charles Lindberg. Grants from the New Jersey Historic Trust helped restore the courthouse and attached jail to its appearance during the Lindberg trial era.

    • A major Jersey shore attraction for over a century and a National Historic Landmark, Lucy the Margate Elephant stands six stories high and is visited by more than 25,000 people a year. Lucy required a great deal of work to ensure her continued survival. New Jersey Historic Trust grants helped fund exterior repairs and painting, including the “Howdah” mounted on her back that is used as the observation deck.

    • The Dey Mansion, located in Wayne, served twice as George Washington’s headquarters. Washington advisors Alexander Hamilton and James McHenry stayed at the mansion with him. Here Washington gave command of West Point to infamous traitor Benedict Arnold. It has served as a museum since 1934. The New Jersey Historic Trust helped fund interior and exterior restoration.

    • The Peter Mott House is the oldest known house in the community of Lawnside, which was founded as a free African-American settlement. It was almost demolished, but local efforts helped save it. It is now a museum that highlights the connections between the house, Lawnside, and the Underground Railroad. New Jersey Historic Trust grants helped fund exterior restoration and interior rehabilitation of the house.

    Another goal of this campaign is to support heritage tourism, a major reason visitors come to New Jersey.

    About 11 million people visit New Jersey’s historic sites each year, almost half from out-of-state, resulting in $2.8 billion in spending, supporting almost 40,000 jobs and generating $715 million in federal, state and local taxes.*

    You can learn more about The New Jersey Historic Trust, how to help save New Jersey’s history and how to purchase the Discover NJ History license plate by visiting njht.org/preservenjhistory.

    *Source: The Economic & Fiscal Impacts of Heritage Tourism in New Jersey

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  6. 33 Historic Preservation Planning Projects Recommended for Grant Awards

    New Jersey Historic Trust Announces Preserve New Jersey Preservation Grant Award Recommendations

    More Than $1 Million Awarded for Preservation Planning Projects

     

    TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Historic Trust, an affiliate of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA), today approved $1,037,621 in grant recommendations from the Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund for 33 preservation planning projects to save and promote historic sites throughout the state. The grant recommendations, approved by the New Jersey Historic Trust Board, will be presented to the Garden State Preservation Trust at its next meeting and require a legislative appropriations bill and the Governor’s approval before funds are available.

    “Historic preservation is an integral part of community and economic revitalization and I am excited to see a diverse list of grant recipients this year,” said Lieutenant Governor Sheila Y. Oliver, Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs. “From historic homes, farms, libraries, train stations, and villages, the work that will be accomplished with the preservation grants will help to secure the future of our most treasured historic places in the Garden State.”

    Twenty-nine of the grants will help fund preservation planning projects such as condition assessments, historic structure reports, archaeological investigations, and construction documents.  The remaining four grants will help fund projects to improve visitors’ experience at historic sites by assessing heritage tourism potential and creating interpretive plans and signage.  All the grants, awarded to nonprofit organizations or entities of municipal, county and state government, require a match from the recipient. 

    “We are pleased to recommend funding for preservation planning to so many worthy projects in this grant round, and particularly to support sites that wish to develop heritage tourism and improve the visitor experience,” said Historic Trust Executive Director Dorothy P. Guzzo. “By saving our historic buildings, we can benefit from their impact on the tourism economy as well as encourage local pride.”

    Funding for the current grant round is dedicated from a voter-approved constitutional amendment that created the Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund, which is supported by income from the corporate business tax and will receive an annual allocation in support of historic preservation. The Preserve New Jersey Fund continues the work of the Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund and voter-supported referendums that have committed $145 million to more than 800 historic preservation projects since 1990.  All funded resources are listed or eligible to be listed in the New Jersey and National Register of Historic Places, either individually or within designated historic districts.

    Established in 1967, the New Jersey Historic Trust is the only nonprofit historic preservation organization in New Jersey created by state law. The Trust became a DCA affiliate in 2002 in an effort to better realign the state's smart growth initiatives with historic revitalization. Its mission is to advance historic preservation in New Jersey for the benefit of future generations through education, stewardship and financial investment programs that save our heritage and strengthen our communities.

    2018 Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund Grant Recipients

    Note: the project names are as listed on the National Register of Historic Places and may not reflect the current names of the property. Projects are listed in each category alphabetically by county.

    Historic Site Management Grants for Planning Documents (up to $50,000)

     

    Project Name

    Property County

    Property Municipality

    Grant

    Award

    Fire Station #8

    Atlantic

    Atlantic City     

    $50,000.00

    James C. Rose Residence

    Bergen

    Ridgewood Village

    $37,224.00

    Greenfield Hall

    Camden

    Haddonfield Borough

    $24,352.00

    Hangar #1

    Cape May

    Lower Township

    $29,813.00

    Historic Cold Spring Village Historic District

    Cape May

    Lower Township

    $37,107.00

    Judge Nathaniel Foster House

    Cape May

    Lower Township

    $38,850.00

    Cumberland County Courthouse

    Cumberland

    Bridgeton City

    $50,000.00

    Old Stone School

    Cumberland

    Greenwich Township

    $11,109.00

    Moravian Church

    Gloucester

    Woolwich Township

    $43,186.00

    West Jersey Depot Train Station (Glassboro Train Station)

    Gloucester

    Glassboro Borough

    $7,500.00

    Hoboken Firehouses & Fireman's Monument

    Hudson

    Hoboken City

    $37,500.00

    Hoboken Free Public Library and Manual Training School

    Hudson

    Hoboken City

    $50,000.00

    Mahlon Fisher Residence (Doric House)

    Hunterdon

    Flemington Borough

    $20,625.00

    William Lindsay White House

    Hunterdon

    Kingwood Township

    $30,000.00

    Andrew and Hannah Drake Farmstead/Brookdale Farm

    Mercer

    Pennington Borough

    $49,090.00

    In and Out Social Club

    Mercer

    Trenton City

    $22,500.00

    Isaac Pearson House

    Mercer

    Hamilton Township

    $50,000.00

    Buckelew/Austin/Webb/Pulda Farm Historic District

    Middlesex

    North Brunswick Township

    $21,375.00

    Allen House

    Monmouth

    Shrewsbury Borough

    $47,550.00

    Ayres' Farm

    Morris

    Denville Township

    $5,550.00

    Jacob Ford Powder Mill Site

    Morris

    Morristown Town

    $30,954.00

    Lafayette School

    Morris

    Roxbury Township

    $14,156.00

    Middle Valley Chapel

    Morris

    Washington Township

    $5,000.00

    Lambert Castle

    Passaic

    Paterson City

    $50,000.00

    Van Riper Hopper House & Van Duyne House

    Passaic

    Wayne Township

    $28,500.00

    Daniel Robert House

    Somerset

    Somerville Borough

    $23,535.00

    Voorhees Dutch Barn

    Somerset

    Bedminster Township

    $50,000.00

    Old Newton Academy

    Sussex

    Newton Town

    $34,225.00

    Homestead Farm at Oak Ridge

    Union

    Clark Township

    $50,000.00

     

    Historic Site Management Grants for Heritage Tourism Projects (up to $50,000)

    Project Name

    Property County

    Property Municipality

    Grant Award

    Roebling Wire Company

    Burlington

    Florence Township

    $36,415.00

    George Morgan Stone House

    Gloucester

    Mantua Township

    $5,001.00

    Dey Mansion (Passaic County Interpretive Plan)

    Passaic

    Wayne Township

    $41,397.00

    Black Creek Site

    Sussex

    Vernon Township

    $5,107.00



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  7. The 1772 Foundation Awards Grants to New Jersey Historic Preservation Organizations - 25 grant recipients announced

    1772 logo

    May 29, 2018, NEWPORT, RI - The 1772 Foundation, partnering for the eighth year with the New Jersey Historic Trust, awarded historic preservation grants totaling $293,786 to 25 private nonprofit organizations in New Jersey. The grants ranged in amount from $3,175 to the grant maximum of $15,000. 12 of the 25 organizations received the maximum grant amount. Each grant recipient was required to have matching funds for its project. Grants also were awarded in Connecticut and Rhode Island.

    Grants were provided for exterior work: painting, surface restoration, fire/security systems, repairs to/restoration of porches, roofs and windows, repairs to foundations and sills, and chimney and masonry repointing.

    President of The 1772 Foundation, B. Danforth Ely, commented on the importance of these grants to the preservation community. "They fund maintenance and restoration work that might otherwise be deferred. Funding for such work is often harder to come by than funding for programming. The requirement of a match means our dollars go further and also demonstrates to us community support and the recipients' commitment to preserving their buildings."

    New Jersey Historic Trust Executive Director, Dorothy Guzzo, added, “The Historic Trust is pleased to present these recommendations for funding assistance to The 1772 Foundation. We continue to see applications from historic sites that need our help and are new to the philanthropic community. These matching grants go a long way to preserving important places in New Jersey’s past."

    Grant recipients were:
    Cranbury Historical and Preservation Society, Inc. (Cranbury Township)
    Delaware River Mill Society (Stockton Borough)
    The Friends of Millstone Township Historic Registered Property (Millstone Township)
    Friends of the Loew's (Jersey City)
    Gloucester County Historical Society (Woolwich Township)
    The Heritage and Agriculture Association, Inc. (Wantage Township)
    Historic Cold Spring Village (Cape May)
    Historic Restoration Trust of the Township of Nutley (Nutley Township)
    Historical Educational Lodge-Hall Preservatory (Swedesboro)
    Hunterdon Art Museum (Clinton Town)
    Long Beach Island Historical Association (Beach Haven Borough)
    Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (Lower Township)
    Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum (Lower Township)
    New Jersey Community Development Corporation (Paterson City)
    Princeton AlumniCorps (Princeton)
    Reeves-Reed Arboretum (Summit City)
    Save Ellis Island (Ellis Island)
    Sourland Conservancy (Montgomery Township)
    Sparta Historical Society (Sparta Township)
    Squan Beach Life Saving Station Preservation Committee (Manasquan Borough)
    Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association (Pennington Borough)
    Township of Ocean Historical Museum (Ocean Township)
    The Union Township Historical Society (Union Township)
    Westampton Township Historical Society (Westampton Township)
    The GFWC Woman's Club of Rutherford (Rutherford Borough)

    The 1772 Foundation was named in honor of its first restoration project, Liberty Hall in Union, NJ, which was built in 1772 and is the ancestral home of the Livingston and Kean families. The late Stewart B. Kean was the original benefactor of The 1772 Foundation. The 1772 Foundation works to ensure the safe passage of our historic buildings and farmland to future generations. More information about The 1772 Foundation may be found at www.1772foundation.org.

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    A PDF of this announcement is available HERE.

    A complete list of 1772 Foundation projects funded through the New Jersey Historic Trust is available HERE.

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  8. New Jersey Cultural Trust Approves Over $300,000 in FY 2018 Capital Historic Preservation Grants

    Awards to Support Diverse Improvement and Restoration Projects across New Jersey

    NOVEMBER 17, 2017 - Advancing its ongoing commitment to preserving and protecting New Jersey’s rich and diverse historic resources, the New Jersey Cultural Trust (NJCT) has announced $304,655 in FY 2018 Capital Historic Preservation grant awards to 13 qualified organizations and projects statewide. With the FY 2018 grant awards, the Cultural Trust has now approved over $7 million in financial stabilization and historic preservation projects across New Jersey to date.

    Pursuant to the Cultural Trust Act of 2000, annual NJCT grants are awarded following a third-party, independent peer review process and are based on recommendations from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, New Jersey Historical Commission, and the New Jersey Historic Trust. For FY 2018, recommendations were made by the New Jersey Historic Trust.

    “The work of the New Jersey Cultural Trust is unique and unlike any other agency across state government, and these FY 2018 awards illustrate how important its work remains to the state’s arts and history communities,” said Sara Cureton, executive director of the New Jersey Cultural Trust. “This year’s grants will facilitate important repairs and improvements to several historic properties and, in doing so, will help ensure their enduring historical legacy and appeal to visitors for years to come.”

    For the FY 2018 round, awards of up to $25,000 were available for eligible activities including stabilization, repair, restoration, adaptive reuse and improvements to cultural or historic properties, including adapting for increased accessibility. In addition, all project proposals must be in conformance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. All history, arts, and humanities organizations with stewardship responsibility for historic resources that are listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places, and qualified by the New Jersey Cultural Trust, were eligible to apply for FY 2018 capital historic preservation funding.

    The FY 2018 NJHC Capital Historic Preservation grant awards are as follows (by County):

    The Shipman Mansion Foundation - Red Dragon Canoe Club, Burlington, $25,000
    Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts - Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May, $25,000
    Naval Air Station Wildwood Foundation - Hangar #1, Cape May, $25,000
    Red Mill Museum Village - M.C. Mulligan & Sons' Quarry (The Red Mill), Hunterdon, $25,000
    The 1759 Vought House, Inc. - Vought Farmstead, Hunterdon, $25,000
    Hunterdon Land Trust - Case-Dvoor Farmstead, Hunterdon, $25,000
    Howell Living History Farm - Pleasant Valley Historic District: Chicken Sheds, Mercer, $25,000
    Old Barracks Museum - Old Barracks, Mercer, $20,355
    Morris County Historical Society - Acorn Hall, Morris, $9,300
    Growing Stage – The Children’s Theatre of NJ - Palace Theater, Morris, $25,000
    Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum Association - Merchants and Drovers Tavern, Union, $25,000
    duCret School of the Arts - George Strong Residence, Union, $25,000
    Monmouth County Historical Association - Holmes-Hendrickson House, Monmouth, $25,000

    TOTAL:$304,655

    The New Jersey Cultural Trust (NJCT) was created in July 2000 as a public/private partnership to help ensure a stable and healthy nonprofit cultural industry in New Jersey that is sustainable even in the toughest of economic times. This is achieved through the establishment of a permanent, interest-generating fund to be an additional source of revenue to nonprofit arts, history, and humanities organizations. The NJCT provides grants to support capital projects, endowments, and institutional and financial stabilization of arts, history, and humanities organizations in New Jersey. Funding for the grants comes from interest earned on the Cultural Trust Fund, which is a permanent investment fund.

    Original press release from NJCT

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  9. Notice of Readoption: Historic Preservation Revolving Loan Program

    MAY 15, 2017 - Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14B-5.1.c, the rules implementing the Historic Preservation Revolving Loan Program have been readopted without change and shall continue in effect for a seven-year period, ending May 15, 2024.

    View the official announcement (PDF).

    Learn more about the Revolving Loan Fund

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  10. New Jersey Historic Trust Announces “Bricks and Mortar” Preservation Grant Awards

    Nearly $3 Million Awarded to 25 Projects

    JANUARY 17, 2017, TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Historic Trust today announced $2,988,859 in grant awards through the Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund for 25 “bricks and mortar” capital preservation projects located at historic sites. The grants, recently approved by the Garden State Preservation Trust, will require a Legislative appropriations bill and the Governor’s approval before funds are available.

    “These grants will help restore these sites and preserve their historic, architectural, and aesthetic character for generations to come,” said Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Charles A. Richman.

    Funding for the current grant round is dedicated from a voter-approved constitutional amendment that created the Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund, which is supported by income from the corporate business tax. The Fund will receive an annual allocation in support of historic preservation projects for planning and construction. All grantees are nonprofit organizations or entities of municipal, county and state government. All funded projects are listed on the New Jersey and National Register of Historic Places, either individually or within designated historic districts. The Preserve New Jersey Fund continues the work of the Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund and voter supported referendums that have committed $140 million to more than 750 historic preservation projects since 1990.

    “Each grant round is highly competitive,” explained Historic Trust Executive Director Dorothy P. Guzzo. “While we were able to fund almost half of the requested number of applications in this grant round, there is still tremendous need for financial support of historic preservation at the state, county and local levels. We are very pleased to have this ongoing source of funding to help meet those needs.”

    Established in 1967, the New Jersey Historic Trust is the only nonprofit historic preservation organization in New Jersey created by state law. The Trust became a DCA affiliate in 2002 in an effort to better realign the state's smart growth initiatives with historic revitalization. Its mission is to advance historic preservation in New Jersey for the benefit of future generations through education, stewardship and financial investment programs that save our heritage and strengthen our communities.

    For more information on the New Jersey Historic Trust and its funding programs, visit njht.org. Note: the project names are as listed on the National Register of Historic Places and may not reflect the current names of the property.

    Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund Grant Recipients:

    (alphabetical by County)

    Red Dragon Canoe Club, Edgewater Park, Burlington County, $125,875.00
    St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Burlington City, Burlington County, $150,000.00
    White Hill Mansion, Fieldsboro, Burlington County, $45,000.00
    Goshen School, Middle Township, Cape May County, $150,000.00
    Joseph Falkenburge House, Dennis Township, Cape May County, $150,000.00
    Bloomfield Cemetery: Receiving Vault, Bloomfield, Essex County $66,000.00
    Hoboken City Hall, Hoboken, Hudson County, $150,000.00
    The Dr. Barrow Mansion, Jersey City, Hudson County, $150,000.00
    Case-Dvoor Farmstead, Raritan Township, Hunterdon County, $150,000.00
    St. Michael's Episcopal Church,Trenton, Mercer County, $45,000.00
    All Saints' Memorial Church Complex, Navesink, Middletown, Monmouth County $150,000.00
    Carlton Theatre (Count Basie Theatre), Red Bank, Monmouth County, $147,900.00
    Major John Burrowes Mansion, Matawan, Monmouth County, $149,358.00
    The Towers (Strauss Mansion), Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County, $133,448.00
    Craftsman Farms: White Cottage, Parsippany-Troy Hills, Morris County, $150,000.00
    First Presbyterian Church of New Vernon, New Vernon, Morris County, $150,000.00
    Hartley Dodge Memorial, Madison, Morris County, $150,000.00
    Landing Railroad Station, Roxbury Township, Morris County, $150,000.00
    Nathan Cooper Grist Mill, Chester Township, Morris County, $13,200.00
    Cedar Bridge Tavern, Barnegat Township, Ocean County, $150,000.00
    Daniel Robert House (Somerville Borough Hall), Somerville, Somerset County, $46,360.00
    Christ Episcopal Church, Newton, Sussex County $131,400.00
    Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, Union County, $150,000.00
    George A. Strong Residence, Plainfield, Union County, $114,318.00
    The Clearing (Reeves-Reed Arboretum), Summit, Union County, $21,000.00

    New Jersey Historic Trust advances historic preservation in New Jersey for the benefit of future generations through education, stewardship and financial investment programs that save our heritage and strengthen our communities. The Historic Trust seeks to achieve its mission by serving as a leading voice for preservation at the state level; catalyst for preservation and community revitalization activities; a full partner in state policy development and a technical and financial resource for the stewardship of historic properties.

    This announcement is also available on the NJ Department of Community Affairs website HERE

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  11. Hurricane Sandy Recovery

    The following resources provide information, news, and tips for those affected by Hurricane Sandy

    New Jersey Office of Emergency Management:
    http://ready.nj.gov/

    New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office Hurricane Sandy Cultural Resources Recovery:
    http://www.state.nj.us/dep/hpo/hurricane_sandy.htm

    Post-Sandy Revovery Tips (pdf - includes a variety of resources from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and other preservation organizations)

    More resources and information

     

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