Monmouth County seeks applicants for history grants

The Monmouth County Historical Commission has released its 2021 grant applications for the History Regrant Program and the Historical Preservation Grant Program.

The commission will offer separate, virtual workshops to explain the application process to representatives of eligible, nonprofit organizations or municipalities, according to a press release from the county.

“Each year, I eagerly await both the History Regrant and Historical Preservation Grant programs as Monmouth County and its residents are dedicated to the preservation of historic structures,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the Monmouth County Historical Commission.

“On behalf of the Board of Freeholders, I proudly support these grants, which help fund history related programs where residents and visitors can learn about the county’s rich history while appreciating the grantees’ commitment to preserving historic structures,” Burry said.

Two types of grants are available through the 2021 Regrant Program: General Operating Support for overall functioning costs or Special Project funding for local history projects and programs that are open and accessible to the public, according to the press release.

The deadline to declare intent to apply to the Monmouth County History Regrant Program is Oct. 2, with the completed application due on Oct. 30.

Historical Preservation Grant applications are due on Nov. 6.

Further information and applications for the History Regrant Program and the Historical Preservation Grant Program can be found at www.visitmonmouth.com

The workshop for the Monmouth County History Regrant Program is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 14. Due to COVID-19, the workshop will be conducted remotely via Cisco WebEx.

The workshop for the Historical Preservation Grant Program will also be held remotely at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 via Cisco WebEx.

Participants must register for the link to the workshops by contacting Monmouth County Historical Commission Executive Director John Fabiano at john.fabiano@co.monmouth.nj.us

The 2021 History Regrant Program is made possible with funds provided by the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the New Jersey Department of State.

The goal 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, according to the press release.

The 2021 Monmouth County Historic Preservation Grant Program is funded by ongoing support from the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders.

For more information, visit www.visitmonmouth.com