HACKENSACK, N.J. – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, Board of County Commissioners, and the Bergen County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs are excited to announce that $500,000 of American Rescue Funds have been allocated to eligible Bergen County non-profit arts and history organizations and eligible individual working artists and historians who have been impacted by COVID-19.
The purpose of this grant is to reimburse costs for work-related operating expenses from 3/1/2020 to the present. These include work-space rental, supplies, equipment, and payroll. All expense reimbursements sought require proof of purchase in the form of payroll registers, receipts, etc.
The American Rescue Fund Grant Program is not the same grant program as Bergen County’s Division of Cultural and Historic Affair’s-run NJ State Council on the Arts annual Arts Grant or the NJ Historic Commission Grant. The Division will be administering two types of American Rescue Fund Arts and History Grants:
o Arts and History Organizations Grant: Max ask is $5,000
o Individual Artist and Historians Grant: Max ask is $2,500
For more information and to fill out a request please visit: https://webportalapp.com/sp/bergen_co_artshistory_grant
THE DIVISION OF BERGEN COUNTY CULTURAL & HISTORIC AFFAIRS MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Division is to nurture history and arts in Bergen County, playing a leading role in helping build a flourishing cultural environment that benefits every individual and community with its vitality and excellence. The Division strives to offer programs, services, informational resources, and access to help meet the cultural needs of the entire county community