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County History Partnership Program Grant

Grants to New Jersey Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs in
Eligible Areas for Operating Support and History Projects

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Atlantic County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs (ACOCHA) and New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC)

Deadline Date:

07/26/21 4:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $6,500 to New Jersey nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational entities in eligible locations for history projects and operating support. Funding is intended for works that are historical in nature and to strengthen the capacity of history-based organizations. Proposals must be for projects/programs that take place in Atlantic County. The three categories of funding are Special Projects, General Programming Support, and General Operating Support.

Sub-Categories:

  1. Written history based on primary sources
  2. Non-written historical work intended as public history 
  3. Publication Re-grants
  4. “Artful History”

For additional information about these sub-categories see: https://www.atlantic-county.org/documents/cultural-affairs/2021_ACOCHA-BLOCK-GRANT-APPLICATION-HistoryRnd3-RdrExtV2.pdf#page=3 

There are three categories of funding under the ACOCHA’s regrant program:

  • Special Project (SP): Funding is for any nonprofit group, regardless of the intent of its charter to sponsor a history-related project.
  • General Programming Support (GPS): Funding is for any nonprofit group, regardless of the intent of its charter, to offset the expense of presenting major, ongoing history programs. These programs should have their own mission and goals and contain multiple events or activities. These activities could include a series of history lectures or other multiple events throughout the year and are distinguished from Special Projects by having multiple events rather than a single activity within a calendar year.
  • General Operating Support (GOS): This funding is for groups whose charter is primarily history-related. It is designed to provide general operating support for groups that increase exposure to history in the community. This would include but is not limited to not-for-profit museums or galleries, historical societies, and groups that exist primarily to create and/or present history projects/programming. General Operating Support funding is more stringent in its requirements and more detail is required in substantiating fiscal responsibility.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 194623

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum request for funding is $6,500.

Term of Contract:

Projects must commence no sooner than January 1, 2021, and must be completed on or before December 31, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any nonprofit, government or educational agency with a historic focus within Atlantic County may apply for funding for itself or as the umbrella agency for a historical project that is largely the work of an individual. Work for which support is sought must be in some way related to Atlantic County history.

Applications must present the significance of the history and include evidence that the work will be (or has previously been) performed or reviewed and approved by persons professionally qualified to do so. The minimum professional requirements in history are a graduate degree in history or closely related field or a bachelor's degree in history or closely related field plus one of the following:
1) The equivalent of at least two years of full-time experience in research, writing, teaching, interpretation, or other demonstrable professional activity with an academic institution, historical organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution; or
2) Substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of history.

For information about ineligible expenses, see:
https://www.atlantic-county.org/documents/cultural-affairs/2021_ACOCHA-BLOCK-GRANT-APPLICATION-HistoryRnd3-RdrExtV2.pdf#page=5

Pre-Application Information:

The third round of grant applications will be accepted for the County History Partnership Program Grant administered by the Atlantic County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.

The deadline to submit applications is Monday, July 26, 2021, by 4:00 PM.

Each organization must match the funding requested from the ACOCHA’s Block Grant program at least on a 1:1 basis (colleges and universities must match on a 2:1 ratio).

Additional information: https://www.atlantic-county.org/cultural-affairs/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications to:
Atlantic County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs
Attn: Kimberly Brown, Administrator
189 Route 50 South
Mays Landing, NJ 08330

Direct questions to Kimberly Brown at kbrown@aclsys.org or call 609-909-7309.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Jersey: Atlantic County

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