The NJ Historical Commission Announces FY 2021 Project Grant Round - All Information!

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The New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) is pleased to announce two upcoming Project Grant workshops for potential NJHC FY 2021 Project Grant applicants. Workshops provide an overview of the Project Grant guidelines, address applicant questions (e.g. eligibility thresholds, funding criteria etc.), and offer a demonstration on how to register and apply through the NJHC’s online grants database – the System to Administer Grants Electronically (SAGE).


Monday, March 2, 2020

10 am to 12 pm

Morris County Library

30 East Hanover Avenue

Whippany, NJ 07981


Thursday, March 5, 2020

10 am to 12 pm

Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center

1501 Glasstown Road

Millville, NJ 08332


The FY 2021 Project Grant workshops are free of charge but registration is required. Please e-mail Shawn Crisafulli ( with the Subject “FY 2021 Project Grant Workshop” no later than 24 hours before the workshop you’d like to attend with the following information:

  • The names and number of attendees
  • The name of your history organization, if applicable
  • The workshop you plan to attend


Key Dates

Declaration of Intent (DOI) to Apply:  March 11, 2020 (by 3pm in SAGE)

Full Applications Due: April 6, 2020 (by 3pm in SAGE)

Notification of Award: July 2020


Key Links

Project Grant FY 2021 Guidelines

Submitting Your FY 2021 Declaration of Intent (DOI) to Apply

Submitting Your FY 2021 Application


What’s New?

(1) The NJHC is increasing the maximum request for eligible projects to $25,000 (from $15,000)

(2) Special Concerns for advancing inclusive history are encouraged. They are:

  • Native Americans of New Jersey, Past and Present (2021)
  • New Jersey and Histories of Immigration/Migration (2022)
  • New Jersey and the United States Semiquincentennial (2026–2033)

What’s Next?

 We are expecting the DOI to be live on SAGE by the week of February 24th (This is the brief, one-page online form you will submit for the NJHC to determine eligibility).


What Can I Do Now?

(1) If you or your organization is not yet registered in SAGE, we recommend that you do so as soon as possible. You will not be able to submit a DOI by March 11th without an account. A link for new users to create and account can be found on the SAGE homepage.

(2) READ THE GUIDELINES (above). This will allow you to begin getting information together and get a head start on the full application (e.g. narrative, commitment letters, etc.).