Apply for 2023 Morris County Historic Preservation Funds

Published on December 22, 2022

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The Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund is now accepting grant applications for 2023 funding.

The grant application deadline is Friday, March 31, 2023.

The Morris County Office of Planning and Preservation will hold an Application Workshop to explain the application process on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. via WebEx:

A Declaration of Intent is due for applicants by February 28, 2023 at Morris County.

Scott-Farm-Barn.jpg The popular program began in 2003, after voters overwhelmingly approved dedicating tax dollars to preserve Morris County’s rich history. As of 2022, the Morris County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved nearly $46 Million to help preserve, restore, or protect 122 historic sites in 34 towns.

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.

Please register to attend the Jan. 25 workshop via e-mail to:

[email protected] or phone 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?

Please note, the Historic Preservation Program is again waiving the requirement for paper submission for the 2023 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, please contact Ray Chang, P.P., Historic Preservation Program Coordinator, Morris County Office of Planning & Preservation, P.O. Box 900, Morristown, NJ 07963-0900. E-mail: [email protected]. Phone: 973-829-8138.

Photos of Projects Funded in 2022

Top Right: Samuel Tuttle House, Hanover Township.

Center Left: Scott Farm Barn, Mendham Borough.

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