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Special Meeting on Easement Termination – May 19, 2021

The Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund Review Board will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. to hear Harding Township’s presentation regarding its request to terminate the Historic Preservation easement on Glen Alpin. The Township has posted information on its website under Quick Links “Glen Alpin Disposal/Diversion Application - Green Acres”.

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2021 Historic Preservation Grant Applications

Application forms for the 2021 grant round of the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund are now available. Note the following schedule:

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021: Application Workshop, via Webex at https://morriscountynj.webex.com/meet/rchang
  • Friday, February 26, 2021: Declaration of Intent due at Morris County
  • Friday, March 26, 2021: Grant Application Deadline


2020 Historic Preservation Grant Awards

On August 12, the Board of Chosen Freeholders (now County Commissioners) approved $4.4 million in county grants from the county’s 2020 Preservation Trust Fund to help preserve, restore, or protect 28 historic sites in 18 towns across Morris County.

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The Morris County Board of County Commissioners created the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund (Fund) to help support the preservation of the county’s exceptional abundance of historic resources. The Fund was created after Morris County voters approved a referendum in November 2002 authorizing the Commissioners to allow historic preservation funding under the Open Space Trust Fund, as permitted under state legislation. 

The Fund considers grants for the acquisition, stabilization, rehabilitation, restoration or preservation of historic resources by municipalities, qualified non-profits and the County. All funded activities must be in conformance with the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. Applications for plans and reports associated with the implementation of a historic preservation project are also eligible. Historic resources must be listed, or certified as eligible for listing, on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places, in order to be eligible for the program.

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