Introduction to the Re-Grant Program
Where Do These Funds Come From?
History Grants – New Jersey Historical Commission
Tax-payers dollars designated by the state for the promotion of NJ history– preservation, education, programming, research, etc.
•Funds designated for county cultural agencies to re- grant to local historical institutions and programming
Arts Grants – New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Tax-payer dollars designated by the state for the promotion of arts and culture in NJ– programming, fellowships, education, exhibitions, etc.
•LAP (Local Arts Program)
•Funds designated for county cultural agency use or to be re-granted by county cultural agency to local arts institutions and programing
Salem County Cultural and Heritage Commission
- The county cultural agency tasked with receiving, using, and disseminating these funds
- Each county has a designated cultural agency/department tasked with receiving and managing these funds
- These funds are not guaranteed – while the state application process is not competitive in nature, the quality of application, scope of cultural agency, county matching funds, etc. affect the amount of $ awarded
- The SCCHC is currently focused on providing re- grant funds, rather than programming, but has and may conduct arts/history programming
Am I Eligible to Participate in the Re-Grant Program?
Those eligible to participate in the re-grant program include:
- Non-profit or tax-exempt organizations located within Salem County
- Libraries, civic and community organizations, educational institutions (for non-standard extracurricular funding only), museums, historical groups, arts and culture organizations, and municipalities
- Individuals partnered with a non-profit or tax-exempt organization located within Salem County
- For history related research projects, specifically publications
- ***If your organization is not a non-profit, but is in the process of becoming a non-profit, contact me directly and we can determine your eligibility for funding.
Types of Grants
Special Projects (Arts and History) – Available to any non-profit or tax-exempt organization/municipality located in Salem County, regardless of its mission, to support a special arts project or project related to New Jersey History
- Matching Requirement: History: 20% through any combination of cash and in-kind contributions; Arts: 0%
- Maximum Request Amount: $25000
General Operating Support (Arts and History) – Available to any non-profit or tax-exempt organization /municipality located in Salem County , whose mission is primarily related to NJ history or primarily arts related.
- Matching Requirement – History: 20%, through any combination of cash and in-kind contributions; Arts: 0%
- Maximum Request – $25000
Mini-Grants (History) – Available to any non-profit organization located within Salem County, regardless of its mission, to support a special project related to New Jersey History. They are also open to individual conducting research and publication projects, under the umbrella of a non-profit or tax-exempt organization.
- Designed for small organizations with modest budgets, conducting small scale projects
- No Matching Requirement
- Maximum Request: $1,000
Technical Assistance (Arts) – Available to any established or developing, non-profit/tax exempt, arts organization located within Salem County seeking financial assistance. These grants are designed to assist in the development of arts organizations in need of targeted financial assistance.
- Matching Requirement: 0% The NJSA matching requirement has been paused through 2024. However, this is subject to change. Re-grantees are still expected to record any matching funds, both cash and in- kind.
- Maximum Request: $1,000
How Do I Apply?
Guidelines, applications, and other important documents are disseminated through email and posted to the Visit Salem County Website when available.
- Please refer to the Re-Grant Guidelines and Schedule for important release and due dates
Applications must be submitted on time, preferably via email, but may be delivered in person if necessary.
How Are Funding Decisions Made?
- Professional Grant Review – makes recommendations to SCCHC based on adherence to re-grant program rules and regulations, appropriate and accurate budgeting, quality programming, and relationship to funding priorities.
- SCCHC – votes on recommended award levels
- SCBCC – gives final approval
- In all stages of this process, the County Code of Ethics are strictly adhered to.
- All new applicants must be registered with Salem County as a vendor
- New Vendor Packet
- First Payments
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- Returned to Purchasing
- Processed for Payment
- Checks are issued 1-2 times per month