Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs announces 2023 Arts Grant Funding cycle
HACKENSACK, N.J. – The Bergen County Department of Parks, Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs, announces the 2023 Bergen County Arts Grant Funding Program.

The 2023 grant cycle is for arts projects or programs taking place January 1 through December 31, 2023. All Bergen County non-profit arts organizations and other non-profits that present Bergen County-based arts programs are invited to apply.

An applicant organization must have its official base and mailing address in Bergen County and must have presented arts programs in Bergen County for two years or more. Applicants should be tax exempt, 501(c)3 organizations with current state reports. 

The Arts Grant Program is administered by the Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs (DCHA), Bergen County Department of Parks, and is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2022, thirty-four county organizations shared more than $180,000 in grant funding administered by the DCHA.

To receive an application, or for information regarding eligibility, guidelines, and the application process, contact the DCHA Arts Coordinator Greg Lucente at or 201-336-7292.

The application form will automatically be emailed to organizations participating in current and last year’s funding cycles. Emailed forms may be requested. All forms, including Letter of Intent form, are supplied by the DCHA.

2023 Grant cycle timeline:

Letters of Intent due Thursday, September 22, 2022.

Completed grant applications due Thursday October 19, 2022.

Successful candidates notified by early January 2023.

Signed Contracts due Thursday, February 16, 2023.

Interim Report due Thursday, June 5, 2023.

Final Report due Friday, January 12, 2024.

The DCHA actively seeks the participation of all communities in its programs and services and encourages organizations serving ethnic and culturally diverse communities, and special constituencies. The competitive grant program emphasizes artistic excellence in programming, outreach to the community, arts education, ADA accessibility, good management, and institutional development.

The Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs is dedicated to supporting the arts, history, and historic preservation. The DCHA plays a leading role in building a flourishing cultural environment that benefits and distinguishes Bergen County as a New Jersey cultural destination, offering programs, services, and resources in all three areas.

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