Historic Preservation

2017 Historic Preservation Funding Recommendations


The Historic Preservation Trust Fund Review Board presented their recommendations to the Board of Chosen Freeholders on July 12.

Read the summary of 2017 recommendations.

Please see this press release on the funding recommendations.

It is anticipated that the Freeholders will take action on the grant awards during the Public Meeting on July 26, 2017.

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.