For Immediate Release:
August 22, 2014
County preservation grant workshop Sept. 22
Workshop to review application and submission process
FREEHOLD, NJ – Do you know of a historic structure in need of restoration or maintenance?
If it is a structure that is accessible to the public, you may want to attend the Monmouth County Historical Commission’s grants workshop on Monday, Sept. 22 from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. at the Planning Board Conference Room, located on the 2nd Floor, Hall of Records Annex, 1 East Main Street.
The workshop will provide an overview of the application and the submission process in advance of the Nov. 1 deadline.
“Each year, these grants help restore and maintain historic structures that add to the character of our County,” said Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the County Historical Commission. “Monmouth County’s rich history is being preserved and maintained by people who have shown dedication to preserving our local treasures.”
Projects eligible for funding are preservation, restoration or rehabilitation of historic structures, usually 50 years or older, and which are accessible to the public. The program covers essentially structural work for projects commonly known as “bricks and mortar” undertakings.
Each grant application must include a description of their mission, its significance to history and the audience it serves. It must also include a detailed budget, a source of funding available for the applicant’s dollar-for-dollar contribution, detailed quotations for the work, the materials to be used and a time frame for completion.
The grants are a competitive matching-funds program and are administered by the County Historical Commission and funded by the Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Applications for this round of grants have been sent to eligible candidates, including Monmouth County municipalities and not-for-profit preservation organizations. There is a $500 minimum and a $7,500 maximum per applicant a year. The program is competitive and the commission requires proof of the availability of matching funds.
Grant award recipients will be announced at a Historical Commission meeting in early 2015.
Further information on the grant program can be found at www.visitmonmouth.com, by clicking on the link to the Historical Commission or by calling 732-431-7460 ext. 7413.
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