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Guidelines to determine whether the Commission’s arts grants are applicable to your project or group. These are published by the Commission and available by mail or download

Internet connection to the World Wide Web, so you may submit the grant via the Internet

Past brochures from activities, projects, and events of your group, budget info from the last grant year, ideas for projects and future goals, as these will be the basis of the grant you request

Resumes and bios of artists or key personnel

Decide which grant is best for your organization and its needs. No matter which you select, you will be required to match the grant you receive with your own monies. Choose a button below (or more than one). Double click it to begin the download.

 Download MINI Forms $750 to $2,500

 Download PROGRAM Forms $2,501 and up

 Download GOS 20% last year's total expenses

You will download: Filler software (the latest version with Spell Check) allowing you to use our special forms Grant Application and Guidelines as PDF file, with criteria and lots of needed info.

When you're ready to begin, find the file called Open Me First and click it open. It contains Filler software that will enable you to use the special grant application files we have created for you.

Filler will install itself on your computer, if you use Windows or Linux operating systems. However, if a Registration Page opens – you may bypass this by clicking the X in the top right-hand corner. Or, you may proceed with the registration – but it’s not needed.

If Filler does not open, you may open it yourself by double-clicking on the Filler icon.

BUDGETS? No Problem. Every instance where numbers must be added, subtracted or calculated - the application will do all the work for you! Formulas are embedded throughout the application. The special forms will also move numbers from one section to another page, when that is required.


Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission and the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders are pleased to offer funding opportunities to arts groups, community organizations, libraries, history groups (if the program is clearly arts only), municipal commissions and departments of local governments - such as parks and recreation.

Applicants must be BASED in Middlesex County and the funded project or services must be HELD IN Middlesex County and open to the public.

the process is similar to last year, and . . .
it's easy!

The SUBMIT button on the last page will
automatically send your application to us
via the INTERNET

And, follow the tips and hints provided throughout the application, in the form of Bubble Tips and you'll submit a great application!

ON OR BEFORE midnight
Wednesday October 9, 2013

FIRST TIME APPLICANT? No Problem! Sign up for our grants workshop, THURSDAY September 26, 2013 at the East Jersey Olde Towne Village, at 6:00 pm OR attend a HELP CLINIC - call for dates and times.


You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the Guidelines.
Download a free copy here

You will need to UNZIP the files
Download WinZip here

Grants are made possible in part by funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of National Endowment for the Arts and the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.