FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission
Cultural & Heritage Commission Announces History Grants Applications
MAY 10, 2012 – The Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission has announced that the 2012-2013 History Grant Guidelines and Applications are available for download on the Commission’s Web site. All applicants must be Middlesex County based, not-for-profit organizations or municipal groups.
All forms, guidelines, ADA regulations and instructions can be found on the Commission’s Web site at: http://co.middlesex.nj.us/culturalheritage under History Grant Forms.
“These grants help support programs relating to the history of New Jersey and its people, staffing and technical needs and publications,” said Freeholder Charles E. Tomaro, chair of the County’s Business Development and Education Committee. “It is a way for us to extend cultural and historical education and programming to our residents and we are proud to be able to do so.”
A History Grants Workshop will be offered at 6 p.m. May 23 at East Jersey Olde Towne Village, 1050 River Road, Piscataway, for prospective applicants. This Workshop is open to organizations interested in applying for projects taking place from July 2012 through June 2013 and is highly recommended for all applicants.
For anyone who needs additional assistance completing the History Grants application, a Help Clinic is available at the Commission’s office by appointment only.
All History Grant applications must be submitted on-line no later than midnight on Thursday, June 14, 2012. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
Signature pages and all support materials must be postmarked or brought to the Commission office, 703 Jersey Ave, New Brunswick by 4:00 pm, Monday, June 18, 2012.
For more information regarding History Grants, or to register for the Workshop or Help Clinic, please call Isha Vyas, Director of History Grants and Services, at the Commission, 732-745-4489 (voice), 732-745-3888 (TTY users only) or 711, the NJ Relay System.
East Jersey Olde Towne Village and the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission office are fully accessible sites. The History Grants program is funded by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, and NJ Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.
“We enjoy a very high quality of life here in Middlesex County, and a substantial reason for that is our outstanding cultural and historical programming,” said Freeholder Director Christopher D. Rafano. “I encourage groups to apply for these grants so they may serve their audiences.”