The Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the awarding of grants to help fund Salem County arts and history projects in 2017. Funding for these grants, administered by the Cultural & Heritage Commission, is from the New Jersey Department of State.

Freeholder Director, Julie Acton said, “These grants help to preserve the culture of Salem County and provide ongoing educational and cultural experiences for our residents and visitors. There is a diverse selection of activities that will be offered and enjoyed by the community.”

History Grants, funded by the New Jersey Historical Commission were awarded to:

  • Genealogical Society of Salem County
  • Historical Society of Penns Grove, Carneys Point & Oldmans
  • Pennsville Township Historical Society
  • Salem Community College Bookmobile Library
  • Salem County Historical Society
  • Seabrook Educational & Cultural Center

Arts Grants, funded by the New Jersey State Council for the Arts were awarded to:

  • Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribe of New Jersey
  • Oakwood Summer Theatre
  • One Village Alliance
  • Quinton Township Schools
  • Salem Community College
  • Salem County Art League
  • Stand Up for Salem
  • Woodstown Rotary

“We encourage groups in Salem County with an arts or history project for 2018 to learn more about these grant opportunities,” said Freeholder and Commission liaison, Lee Ware. To receive a grant application for 2018, or for more information please contact Kathy Mills at or 856-935-7510.

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