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History Grants



The Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission and the Board of Chosen Freeholders are pleased to announce its 2014-2015 History Grants program. The grant program supports projects relating to the history of New Jersey and its people, staffing needs, technical assistance and history related publications.

We offer grants to Middlesex County based, non-profit organizations, historical societies, museums, civic and other municipal groups. We also underwrite history projects that are designed and administered by non-profit community groups. The grant cycle covers a period of July 15, 2014 to June 15, 2015.

We have implemented a new online grant application program.  There are three types of grants available. Grants to hire Staff are located in one tab and grants for a Project or Technical Assistance are in a separate tab in the online system. All applications will be processed electronically using this submission program. The program is user-friendly and will automatically accomplish some of the most important tasks, such as calculations.  Additionally there are pop-ups to remind you of topics to address in your narratives. Those who follow the recommendations found in the pop-ups will submit a well-crafted application.


Steps to Apply

    1. Open and read the guidelines. It may be helpful for you to print a copy to use as a reference while you complete the application.
    2. Click ‘Sign Up’ to register and create a password. New this year, every applicant, whether you have applied to the Commission in the past or not, must register and create a password to access the new eGrant.
    3. Check your email for confirmation of your registration so that you may begin your grant application
    4. Go to https://middlesex.fluidreview.com

Important

    1. Internet Explorer Version 7 or higher is recommended. The application is also compatible with Chrome, Safari and Firefox.
    2. Set your browser to “accept cookies” as this feature must be activated to complete all forms. You can always return to your preferred settings once the grant is submitted.
    3. If you wish for more than one person to work on the grants (for instance, the treasurer of your group to complete the budget section), then you each must use the SAME password.
    4. If a window pops up on your computer screen that asks whether to “allow all content” or only allow “secure content,” you must click “allow all content.”
    5. For narrative questions, you may copy text from a Microsoft Word document and PASTE the text into the narrative boxes. This feature is for TEXT Only.
    6. Saving your work? This is done automatically for you when you navigate from one page to the next.
    7. Be sure to click ‘save and exit’ in order to save your work and go back to the documents at another time.
    8. Uploads – All supporting materials will be uploaded as .pdf documents. Follow instructions in the forms.
    9. You will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application.
    10. Print a copy for your files as a record of the application.
    11. Print one copy of the signature page, obtain the appropriate signature and mail this to the Commission. It must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, June 25, 2014. This is the only item to be submitted in hard copy.

Complete the ADA pages. You must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Historic sites are NOT exempt.

For most questions, a bubble-tip will pop-up when your cursor or mouse pauses over the question mark icon as seen here (?). This provides helpful ideas and concepts to think about when writing responses to a question. The narrative fill-in boxes are designed to permit a complete answer. You CANNOT add extra narrative pages.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact: Isha Vyas, Director of History Grants & Services, 732-745-4489 or isha.vyas@co.middlesex.nj.us