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Apply for 2024 Morris County Historic Preservation Funds

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – The Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund is now accepting grant applications for 2024 funding. The grant application deadline is Thursday, March 28.

The Morris County Office of Planning and Preservation will hold a Grant Application Workshop to explain the application process on Wednesday, Jan. 31 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. via WebEx:

Declaration of Intent is due for applicants by Wednesday, Feb. 28.

“This popular program began in 2003, after voters overwhelmingly approved dedicating tax dollars to preserve Morris County’s rich history. As of 2023, the Board of County Commissioners have unanimously approved nearly $50 Million to help preserve, restore and protect 123 historic sites in 34 towns,” said Commissioner Deputy Director Stephen Shaw, liaison to the Historic Preservation Trust Fund Review Board.

To be eligible for a matching grant, a historic resource must be listed or certified eligible for listing on the State Register or National Register of Historic Places. Eligible applicants are municipalities, qualified non-profit organizations and the county.

Details for obtaining and submitting applications may be found at the application webpage.

To register to attend the Jan. 31 workshop, e-mail to Ray Chang at or call at 973-829-8138.

It will be an opportunity to ask questions about the program and suitability of projects such as:

  • Is my project eligible?
  • What kinds of projects were funded in the past?
  • Can cemeteries apply?
  • Are Construction Documents required for construction projects?
  • What if my project is not currently listed on the National and New Jersey Registers?

The Historic Preservation Program is again waiving the requirement for paper submission for the 2024 grant applications, except where Preservation Plans and/or drawings/specs have not been reviewed previously by the County Consultant.

If you have questions regarding the Historic Preservation program, contact Ray Chang, P.P., Historic Preservation Program Coordinator, Morris County Office of Planning & Preservation, P.O. Box 900, Morristown, NJ 07963-0900.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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