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.
New Jersey Business Action Center
Business Marketing Imitative, New Jersey State Trade Expansion Program
New Jersey Complete Count Commission
2020 Complete Count Commission Nonprofit Grant Program, 2020 Complete Count Commission County Grant Program
New Jersey Cultural Trust
Capital Historic Preservation
New Jersey Historical Commission
General Operating Grants, Project Grants, Mini Grants, and Prizes
New Jersey-Israel Commission
New Jersey-Israel Commission – Israel Business Attraction Initiative
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
The Department of State has upgraded to a new version of the System for Administrating Grants Electronically (SAGE). The new Blue SAGE is available for use and has impacted the following Programs / Divisions found within the Department of State:
SAGE Training Presentation
Please click on the below link to view the presentation used for the SAGE Trainings.
Download the Presentation: PDF Version
NJ DOS IG16 Grantee Webinar (title of webinar) has been made available in the SAGE website. After logging into SAGE, the webinar is located on the top right under “Training Materials”, “Videos”.
Please click on the below link to view an on-line manual that gives a basic overview of the look and feel of the new system. All profiles and information found in the current SAGE system will carry forward into the new version. The upgrade will change the way a user navigates through the system while the forms and applications remain the same.
Download the updated manual: PDF Version
Applications and Declarations of Intent will be filed electronically using the System for Administering Grants Electronically (SAGE). All new applicants are strongly encouraged to register for SAGE at least one week in advance of upcoming grant deadlines.
If you have any questions related to SAGE, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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