Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs announces 2023 History Grant funding cycle

(HACKENSACK, NJ) – The Bergen County Department of Parks, Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs, announces the 2023 Bergen County History Grant Funding Program. The 2023 grant cycle is for history projects or programs taking place January 1 through December 31, 2023.  All Bergen County non-profit history organizations and other non-profits that present Bergen County based history programs are invited to apply. Municipalities and libraries interested in presenting history focused programs are also invited to apply.

An applicant organization must have its official base and mailing address in Bergen County. Applicants should be tax exempt, 501(c)3 organizations with current state reports. 

The History Grant Program is administered by the Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs, Bergen County Department of Parks, and is funded by an Operating Support Grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State. In 2022, sixteen county organizations shared in $90,000 in grant funding administered by the DCHA.

The Letter of Intent, application packet, and guidelines may be found via the Department of Parks, Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs website: For answers to specific questions regarding eligibility, guidelines, and the application process, contact the DCHA History Grant Coordinator Elaine Kiernan Gold at or 201-336-7294.

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 the Declaration of Intent form, are supplied by the DCHA.

2023 Grant cycle timeline:

Declaration of Intent due Tuesday, October 11, 2022.

Completed grant applications due Friday, November 18, 2022.

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 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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