Bergen County Arts Grant Program

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The Bergen County Arts Grant Program, sponsored by the Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs, is open to all County non-profit arts organizations and other non-profits that present Bergen County-based arts programs.

An applicant organization must have its official base and mailing address in Bergen County and must have presented arts programs in Bergen County for two years or more. Applicants should be tax exempt, 501(c)3 organizations with current state reports.

The application form will automatically be emailed to organizations participating in current and last year’s funding cycles. Emailed forms may be requested. All forms, including Letter of Intent form, are supplied by the DCHA.

To receive an application, or for information regarding eligibility, guidelines, and the application process, contact the DCHA Arts Coordinator Greg Lucente at or 201-336-7292.

The Arts Grant Program is administered by the Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs (DCHA), Bergen County Department of Parks, and is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

The 2024 grant cycle is for arts projects or programs taking place January 1 through December 31, 2024. All Bergen County non-profit arts organizations and other non-profits that present Bergen County-based arts programs are invited to apply.

The DCHA actively seeks the participation of all communities in its programs and services and encourages organizations serving ethnic and culturally diverse communities, and special constituencies. The competitive grant program emphasizes artistic excellence in programming, outreach to the community, arts education, ADA accessibility, good management, and institutional development.

2024 Grant cycle timeline:

  • Letter of Intent due Thursday, September 14, 2023
  • Application due Thursday, October 19, 2023
  • Signed Contract due Thursday, February 15, 2024
  • Interim Report due Thursday, June 6, 2024
  • Final Report due Thursday, January 9, 2025

Contact Us

Arts Coordinator

Greg Lucente


 Bergen County Department of Parks

One Bergen County Plaza • 4th Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

Phone: 201-336-7275