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Department of State

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary
Cold Spring Village

Grants and Volunteer Information

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Every year, the Department of State provides dozens of grants to nurture and strengthen New Jersey's rich cultural and arts heritage. Historians, educators, artists, performers, and many others use our grant funding to further their research, share their creativity, or host performances throughout the state.

This page provides you with access to general information on each of our grant offerings. Use these guidelines to apply for grants and learn more about the projects we support.


Overview of Grants Offered

New Jersey Cultural Trust
Capital Historic Preservation

New Jersey Historical Commission
General Operating Grants, Project Grants, Mini Grants, and Prizes

New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Programs for Organizations, Artists, Arts Education and Community Arts

Division of Travel and Tourism
Cooperative Marketing Grant and Destination Marketing Organization Grants

Office of Faith Based Initiatives
Social Entrepreneur and Enterprise Development Project (SE2D) and Social Innovation (SI) Grants

NJ Commission on National and Community Service
AmeriCorps Competitive Grants

The Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development
Grant Opportunities


Overview of Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteerism and Service Directory
The Governor's Office of Volunteerism has produced the "Volunteerism and National Service - New Jersey Program Directory. It is a listing of the various volunteer centers, Americorps, Learn & Serve, Vista and Senior Corps programs in New Jersey.
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Governor’s Office of Volunteerism

New Jersey Commission on National & Community Service


SeniorCorps - Foster Grandparent Program & Senior Companion Program are a part of SeniorCorps

The Center for Hispanic Policy - Hispanic Interns in Community Service Program

NJ State Museum - Museum Educators, Exhibit Docents, Gallery Volunteers and Internships available



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