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Department of State

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Lt. Governor and Secretary of State

New Jersey Cultural Trust to Adopt Expired Rules as New Rules; Public Comment Period Open

Trenton, NJ - The public comment period is now open for the New Jersey Cultural Trust’s proposed adoption of rules.

The New Jersey Cultural Trust is proposing to adopt its expired rules in N.J.A.C. 15:27 as new rules without change. The rules provide organizational information about the New Jersey Cultural Trust and set forth procedures for the designation of qualified organizations, the certification of donations to the endowments of qualified organizations, the distribution of matching funds to the endowments of eligible organizations, and the awarding of grants for endowments, capital facilities projects, and institutional and financial stabilization to qualified non-profit organizations in accordance with the New Jersey Cultural Trust Act.

A copy of the proposed rules is attached. They appeared in the October 2, 2023 edition of the New Jersey Register, and they can also be found on the Cultural Trust website at

The period of public comment on the proposed rules will end on December 1, 2023.

Written comments should be directed to:

Isabel Kasdin
New Jersey Cultural Trust P.O. Box 305
Trenton, NJ 08625-0305

Fax: 609-633-0522
Delivery: 33 West State Street, 4th Floor, Trenton, NJ 08608

The New Jersey Cultural Trust, a division of the New Jersey Department of State, was created in July 2000 as a public/private partnership to help ensure a stable and healthy nonprofit cultural industry in New Jersey that is sustainable even in the toughest of economic times. The Trust provides grants to support capital projects, endowments and institutional and financial stabilization of arts, history and humanities organizations in New Jersey. Funding for the grants comes from interest earned on the Cultural Trust Fund, which is a permanent investment fund. To learn more about the Trust, please visit our website at


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