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2020 Historic Preservation Grant Recommendations

On July 22, 2020, the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund Review Board has recommended $4.4 million in county grants to help preserve, restore, or protect 28 historic sites in 18 towns across Morris County.

The County Board of Chosen Freeholders will make a final decision on the recommendations at the board’s Aug. 12 public meeting. Please see the press release.

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

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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.