Thursday, January 12th, 2017

GRANT APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE — WORKSHOP SET FOR FEB. 1 TO DETAIL PROCESS

The Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund is now accepting grant applications for the 2017 funding round. To be eligible for a matching grant, a historic resource must be listed, or certified as eligible for listing, on the New Jersey and the National Register of Historic Places.

Morris County Starts 2017 Round of Historic Preservation Grants

Ford-Faesch House in Rockaway Twp. received 2016 preservation grant

Eligible applicants are municipalities, qualified non-profit organizations and the county.

Application forms and rules and regulations for the 2017 grant round of the Historic Preservation Trust Fund are available at planning.morriscountynj.gov. Also, please note the following schedule:

Feb. 1: Application Workshop, at Morris County Cultural Center

The Morris County Division of Planning and Preservation will conduct a workshop to explain the grant application process on Feb. 1, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Morris County Cultural Center, 300 Mendham Rd., in Morris Township.  A snow date for the workshop is Feb. 2.Morris County Starts 2017 Round of Historic Preservation Grants

Staff members from the division will be on hand to answer questions about project eligibility requirements, the kinds of projects that have been funded in the past, the review process and any other questions applicants may have about the Trust Fund.

According to program coordinator Ray Chang, three types of applications are available.

  • Projects that are principally construction related will require a Construction Application.
  • Grant requests for acquisition and preservation planning documents should be completed on a Preservation Planning Application;
  • Grant requests for the preparation of Construction Documents should be completed on the Construction Documents Application.

Applications must be returned to the county no later than March 31.  Applicants must also submit a “Declaration of Intent” to the county by Feb. 28.

Morris County Starts 2017 Round of Historic Preservation Grants

Moses Estey House in Morristown

The Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund Review Board recommended $2.7 million in county grants from the county’s 2016 Preservation Trust Fund to help preserve, restore, or protect 29 historic sites in 19 towns across Morris County.

The recommendations, which were approved by the Morris County Board of Freeholders in Morristown, included grants ranging from $7,150 for the Union School House project in Washington Township to $250,000 for the Moses Estey House in Morristown.

More information about the application process or the Historic Preservation Trust Fund may be obtained by contacting Ray Chang at the Morris County Division of Planning and Preservation at (973) 829-8138 or [email protected].