Historic Preservation

2020 Historic Preservation Applications Available

LogoApplication forms for the 2020 grant round of the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund are now available. Please note the following schedule:

  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020: Application Workshop, at Morris County Cultural Center, Morris Twp.
  • Friday, February 28, 2020: Declaration of Intent due at Morris County
  • Friday, March 27, 2020: Grant Application Deadline

2019 Historic Preservation Grant Awards

On July 10, the Board of Chosen Freeholders approved $2.9 million in county grants from the county’s 2019 Preservation Trust Fund to help preserve, restore, or protect 26 historic sites in 18 towns across Morris County.

Please see the Summary of 2019 Funded Projects.

Approved Grants


Historic PreservationThe Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders 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 Freeholders 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.