Historic Preservation Grant Program
Thank you for your interest in the Monmouth County Historical Commission’s Historical Preservation
Grant program. The Commission is the official County body created by the Board of Chosen Freeholders
for the promotion of preservation and the conservation of Monmouth County history. Our principal
program is the Preservation Grants, an undertaking that recognizes the acute need for funds to preserve
Monmouth County’s rich and diverse built environment. This program intends to provide enabling funds
and to serve as a model for other giving and to encourage municipal and organizational commitment.
The Commission plans to grant money allocated by the Board of Chosen Freeholders on a competitive basis to our base of eligible applicants, municipalities and non-profit organizations, which need financial help in preservation or restoration of historic structures. Funds are allocated in the form of a dollar for dollar
matching basis. There is a $500 minimum and a $7,500 maximum grant per applicant in any year, although we may regard the traditional prior $5,000 maximum as an informal maximum in order to broaden our assistance. The program is competitive and not every eligible applicant may receive an award.
The application has a small, but significant, change on the cover page, a condensed chart for a
budget. This is part of a renewed effort to know our applicants better and to help our evaluation of their capabilities of completing the work in a timely and effective manner. The applicant must read the application carefully. The application and the submission process will be reviewed at a brief Grants Workshop, to be held at 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM, Monday, September 24, 2012 at the Planning Board Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Hall of Records Annex, 1 East Main Street, Freehold. Please call or e-mail (as below) to let us know you are coming. Start your preparations early as many have found that obtaining two bids can be the most difficult and time consuming step.
The deadline for applying is a November 1, 2012 postmark or delivery. The format is completion of the
attached application and submission with other required documents. If you feel further guidance may be
helpful, please contact the Commission at the Hall of Records Annex, Freehold, NJ 07728 or 732-431-7413. Our Executive Director, Randall Gabrielan’s usual office days are Monday and Wednesdays, or contact him by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org (office days) or email@example.com (every day), referencing the grant program in the subject line. Please note that the application, designed for simplicity and intended to be user-friendly, must be followed carefully.
Chairperson, Grants Committee