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monmouth sealSeptember workshop sessions set for both grants

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Historical Commission has released its 2020 grant applications for the History Regrant Program and the Historical Preservation Grant Program. The Historical Commission will offer separate workshops to explain the application processes to eligible, non-profit organizations or municipalities.

“Monmouth County is known for its rich history and dedication to the preservation of historic structures,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the Historical Commission. “The Board of Chosen Freeholders happily supports these grants, which help fund history-related programs that residents can enjoy.”

Two types of grants are available through the Regrant Program: General Operating Support for overall costs or Special Project funding for history projects and programs that are open and accessible to the public.

The deadline to declare intent to apply for a Monmouth County History Regrant Program is Sept. 30 with the completed application due on Oct. 28. Historic Preservation Grant applications are due November 4. Further information and applications for the History Regrant Program and the Historic Preservation Grant Program can be found at


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The workshop for the Monmouth County History Regrant Program is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, September 9 at the Hall of Records Annex 2nd floor in the Planning Board Conference Room located at 1 East Main Street in Freehold.

The workshop for the Historic Preservation Grants is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday, September 23 in the Planning Board Conference Room. Attendees are encouraged to register via email by reaching out to Executive Director John Fabiano at [email protected].

The 2020 History Regrant Program is made possible with funds provided by the New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of the NJ Department of State. The goal of the program is to strengthen local history organizations, inspire projects to preserve and contribute to the local historic record and increase public awareness and participation in local history programming.

The 2020 Monmouth County Historic Preservation Grant Program is funded by ongoing support from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The Monmouth County Historical Commission was established by the Board of Chosen Freeholders in August1988 for the preservation and conservation of Monmouth County history. The Commission’s principal programs provide grants, maintain historic buildings and support history programming to preserve Monmouth County’s rich and diverse historic legacy.

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