The New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) Releases FY 2020 Project Grant Guidelines; Announces Two Workshops for Prospective Applicants

The New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) is pleased to announce the release of its FY 2020 Project Grant Guidelines, in addition to two (2) project grant workshops for potential applicants ahead in January 2019.

Applying for a Grant

What’s New for FY 2020:

With an emphasis on continually revisiting and updating its grant guidelines to maximize programmatic impact, the NJHC has introduced some new Project Grant eligibility guidelines for FY 2020. Among them:

  • Organizations with budgets under $100,000 may partner together to meet the budget and audience threshold on eligible New Jersey history projects.
  • Organizations may only apply for Project Grant support from either the NJHC or their designated county re-grant agency (CHPP) in any calendar year.

(NOTE: Organizations with budgets under $100,000 may still apply for Project Grant support from the NJHC and GOS support from their county re-grant agency in the same calendar year.)

Declaration of Intent to Apply:

The deadline to submit a Declaration of Intent (DOI) to Apply in SAGE for the NJ Historical Commission’s FY 2020 Project Grant round is 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Please note that this is not the full application but rather a required first step to determine eligibility for all proposed projects. If your DOI is approved, full applications will be due in SAGE on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

If you are not already registered in SAGE, you must do so in order to file a DOI. Instructions for how to do so can be found online: SAGE General Orientation Guide.

If you already have a SAGE account, feel free to utilize the online guide for how to create and submit your DOI: Submitting Your FY 2020 Declaration of Intent (DOI) to Apply.

PLEASE NOTE: Before submitting a DOI, all prospective applicants should familiarize themselves with the full FY 2020 Project Grant Guidelines.

Grant Workshops

The workshops will serve several important purposes for those considering applying. This includes going over the FY 2020 Project Grant guidelines themselves, answering all questions (e.g. project types, eligibility etc.), and providing a demonstration on how to register and apply through the NJHC’s online grants database – the System to Administer Grants Electronically (SAGE).

The dates of the FY 2020 Project Grant workshops are as follows:

Friday, January 11, 2019
10 a.m. – Noon
1100 Kings Hwy N.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
30 East Hanover Ave
Whippany, NJ 07981
NOTE: The FY 2020 Projects Grant Workshops are free to attend but registration is required. Space will be limited!

To register, please email with all of the follow information:

  • The workshop you will be attending
  • The organization you represent (or if you’re coming as an individual applicant)
  • The number of people who will be attending

Additional questions can be directed to Shawn Crisafulli, NJHC Grants Officer, at or (609) 826-3945.