County History Partnership Program (CHPP) Grant (US)

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County History Partnership Program (CHPP) Grant (US)

Deadline: 14-Jan-22

Applications are now open for the County History Partnership Program (CHPP) Grant to extend local re-granting programs to all of the state’s 21 counties.

The program enables the New Jersey (NJ) Historical Commission (NJHC) to support both existing and emerging local history organizations and practitioners serving various audiences.

Through the partnership with county re-granting agencies, NJHC support can more effectively reach history organizations and projects in communities throughout the state.

The goal of the CHPP grant program is to engage diverse audiences and practitioners in the active exploration, enjoyment, interpretation, understanding, and preservation of New Jersey history. Grants are awarded to activities and organizations that achieve that objective. Successful proposals may do so through one or more of the following:

Broadening, deepening and diversifying the audiences for New Jersey history
Strengthening existing New Jersey history organizations or programs
Initiating new programming on New Jersey history
Increasing accessibility of historical resources to diverse communities
Increasing the body and quality of information on New Jersey available to the public
Preserving materials for the study of New Jersey history
Promoting elements of New Jersey’s history that have often been underrepresented in the past
CHPP 2022 grant is to be devoted to:

Honoraria to qualified professional historians, researchers, consultants, speakers and guest curators (such as to create a State / National Register of Historic Places nomination)
Photo reproduction of images for exhibition or display
Costs to mount an exhibition
Development and printing of promotional materials to advertise the event, ads placed in local media
Supplies directly related to the project
Postage, telephone, online marketing when directly related to the project (may not be used to fund internet service)
Marketing and graphic design costs for a publication, educational brochure or monograph
Web presence (create a simple website for your organization)
Social media (set up Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc., accounts to reach out the public)
Mailing lists (organization your mailing list in a format such as Excel, Mail Chimp, etc., to easily send out event announcements)
Historic educational materials (create and prepare materials for distribution that are based on historical nature of your group and/or site. This would include pamphlets, brochures, booklets, books, interpretive panels, etc.)
Funding Information
Amount: $2000 to $2500 per applicant organization (based on available funding)
Eligibility Criteria
Historic Societies/Historical Commissions
Preservation groups/Cemetery Preservation groups
Historic Sites/Museums
Departments of Parks & Recreation or other municipal groups
Human Relation groups/Civil groups
Community organizations, churches or other cultural groups
Arts Commissions or celebratory commissions
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