NJ State Council on the Arts State/County Partnership Local Arts Program

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State/County Partnership Local Arts Program (LAP) Grant

The State/County Partnership Local Arts Program Grant enables the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (NJSCA) to support local arts development within each of New Jersey’s 21 counties through a competitive grant application process by awarding funds to officially designated county arts agencies (CAAs).  The Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission (SCC&HC) is the agency officially designated in Somerset County to apply for, receive and administer this annual Local Arts Program Grant / Re-Grant program.

Though a small percentage of the annual total grant award supports local arts development through planned programming and other services provided by the Cultural & Heritage office, the greater percentage of the grant award (generally 75% ) is set aside for re-grants, through a formal application/independent peer review panel process to support eligible local arts organizations and other non-profit organizations within Somerset County that provide public art projects/programs, services and development. Grant awards are competitive, and seek to encourage artistic excellence at the local level.

Follow the links below for the grant guidelines and application:

2019 LAP Grant Request for Application (RFA) Guidelines
2019 LAP Grant Application (Word)
2019 LAP Application Finance Charts (Excel)

A Technical Assistance Workshop will be held on September 25, 2018 at 2:00pm and 6:00pm in the Engineering Conference Room at the Somerset County Administration Building, 20 Grove Street, Somerville, NJ 08876. Click here to register.