Posted Monday, January 13th, 2014

Applications are now available for projects seeking funding in 2014 under Morris County’s Historic Preservation Trust Fund.

To be eligible for matching grant consideration, a historic resource must be listed, or certified as eligible for listing on the New Jersey and the National Register of Historic Places. Eligible applicants are municipalities, qualified non-profit organizations and the county, said Ray Chang, program coordinator.

Application forms and program rules and regulations are now available online at

The Morris County Division of Planning and Preservation will conduct a workshop to explain the grant application process on Jan. 29 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 Jan. 30 at the Cultural Center.

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 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, and 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 28. Applicants must also submit a “Declaration of Intent” to the county by Feb. 28.

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].