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To insure vitality of cultural and historical resources, the Commission continually explores the feasibility of cultural and heritage enrichment through the availability of funding support from state, federal, and private sources.

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts provides support to the arts through its Local Arts Program. Matching grants are available to fund and promote the arts at the community level. Ocean County's block grant is primarily re-granted to local groups and projects and is administered by the Commission staff. The Commission makes guidelines and applications available to the public for the State Arts Council's grant programs to organizations and artists.

The New Jersey Historical Commission makes funding available directly as general operating support or special project support to local historical groups and to the Cultural & Heritage Commission. The Commission staff assists in distributing grant guidelines and facilitates the application process. The Commission also re-grants funds locally through direct support it has been awarded under its own general operating support application.

Contact the Commission office (732-929-4779 or culturalheritage@co.ocean.nj.us) to request grant guidelines and application forms for both these programs.

Grant Applications Forms Are Now Available to Download and Print Out!  You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print these forms, you can download a free version of Adobe Acrobat by clicking here.

2013-2014 Local History Program grants for funding from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 are now available.

Please observe the following deadlines:
Declaration of Intent to Apply : August 28, 2013

Application : September 9, 2013

Download the forms and guidelines here or contact the Commission office directly for the forms and guidelines to be mailed to you.

Local History Program Grants (PDF and Word Documents):
PDF of Entire Application Packet  PDF
Memo for History Grant 2013-2014  MS Word
Declaration of Intent to Apply  MS Word 
Grant Overview and Application  MS Word
Facility & Program Accessiblity Survey   MS Word
Bonus Points  MS Word
Professional Development  MS Word



Please observe the following deadlines:
Declaration of Intent to Apply : August 29, 2013
Application : September 16, 2013

 FY 2014 Local Arts Program Grant Guidelines & Application:

Memo for Art Grants 2014  MS Word
Declaration of Intent to Apply - Arts  MS Word
Grant Overview and Application - Arts  MS Word
Facility & Program Accessibility Survey - Arts  MS Word
On site Evaluation Form  MS Word
Organizations that put on performances in facilities they do not own
Sample A -  MS Word Sample B -  MS Word

General/Other Grant Materials:

FY 2013 Local Arts Program Grant Final Report - 
FY 2013 Local Arts Program Final Report - Form Only  MS Word
Photograph Consent Form  PDF
Arts Logos & Credit Statement  PDF  MS Word

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