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Sandy Disaster Relief Grants for Historic Properties are Now Available for Religious Properties

Rev. Robert Fretz, pastor of the Saddle River Reformed Church with a Certificate in Historic Preservation reports that while there is much red tape with this process, he is willing to help consistories make an initial determination if they can make an application. Time is of the essence. You can contact him at 201-327-5242.


The Christie Administration announced that Sandy Disaster Relief Grants for Historic Properties to fund the preservation, stabilization, rehabilitation and repair of Sandy-damaged historic properties. Approximately $8 million in federal funding has been provided by the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service for Sandy-impacted properties that are either listed in the National Register of Historic Places or identified as eligible for this listing.  Read the complete May 29 announcement

Round 2 of this program is open exclusively for religious organizations and will fund up to $150,000 to repair historic and archaeological resources that were impacted by Superstorm Sandy. All repairs must be completed consistent with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. 

Expressions of Interest are being accepted until July 30, 2014 at 4:00 pmFor religious organizations only.

For more information, program guidelines, and to submit an expression of interest for the Sandy Disaster Relief Grants for Historic Properties, visit

For further information, call 609-984-5516 or email

The DEP’s State Historic Preservation Office is partnering with the New Jersey Historic Trust, which is an affiliated agency of the Department of Community Affairs, to administer the Sandy Disaster Relief Grants for Historic Properties.


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