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Funding for Area Nonprofits

To insure vitality of cultural and historical resources, the Commission continually explores the feasibility of cultural and heritage enrichment through the availability of funding support from state, federal, and private sources.

Arts Grants

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts provides support to the arts through its Local Arts Program. Matching grants are available to fund and promote the arts at the community level. Ocean County's block grant is primarily re-granted to local groups and projects and is administered by the Commission staff. The Commission makes guidelines and applications available to the public for the State Arts Council's grant programs to organizations.
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History Grants

The New Jersey Historical Commission makes funding available directly as general operating support or special project support to local historical groups and to the Cultural & Heritage Commission. The Commission staff assists in distributing grant guidelines and facilitates the application process. The Commission also re-grants funds locally through direct support it has been awarded under its own general operating support application.
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Art Grants
History Grants
Grants Compliance
Other Area Funders


Contact us to request grant guidelines and application forms for both these programs.


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