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Monmouth County history grants available

The Monmouth County Historical Commission has released its 2022 applications for the History Regrant Program and the Historic Preservation Grant Program. The Historical Commission will offer in-person and virtual workshops to explain the application process to eligible, nonprofit organizations or municipalities.

Two types of grants are available through the 2022 History Regrant Program: General Operating Support (GOS) for historical organizations’ overall expenses or Special Project (SP) funding for local history projects and programs that are open and accessible to the public. The Historic Preservation Grants provide matching funds to restore historic buildings owned by historical organizations or municipalities.

“The Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners is thrilled to work with the Monmouth County Historical Commission to offer the History Regrant Program and the Historic Preservation Grant Program,” Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone. “This program is vital in our efforts to preserve our timeless history for all to appreciate and learn about.”

“Monmouth County is rich with history, and it is vital to help support our local organizations that want to help preserve our County’s history, so all residents can benefit from it. I am pleased that the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners continues to support and help fund the Monmouth County Historic Preservation Grant Program, so we can continue the preservation of our history,” said Commissioner Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the Historical Commission.

The workshop for the Monmouth County History Regrant Program is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, September 13. The Regrant Program Workshop will be conducted in-person and remotely via Cisco WebEx. The workshop for the Historic Preservation Grant Program will also be held in-person and remotely at 6 p.m. on Monday, September 27 via Cisco WebEx. Participants must register for the link to the workshops by contacting Executive Director John Fabiano at

Deadlines to apply

The deadline to declare your intent to apply for the Monmouth County History Regrant Program is October 1, with the completed application due on October 29. Historic Preservation Grant applications are due on November 5. Further information and applications for the History Regrant Program and the Historical Preservation Grant Program can be found at

The 2022 History Regrant Program operational support is funded by the New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of the NJ Department of State. The purpose of the program is to strengthen local history organizations, inspire projects to preserve and contribute to the local historic record and increase public awareness and participation in local history programming.

The Monmouth County Historical Commission was established by the Board of Chosen Freeholders in August 1988 for the preservation and conservation of Monmouth County history. The Commission’s principal programs provide grants, maintain historic buildings and support history programming in order preserve Monmouth County’s rich and diverse historic legacy.

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