Jan-30-08 New Jersey Historic Trust Announces Recommended List for 2007 Historic Preservation Grants
NEW JERSEY HISTORIC TRUST ANNOUNCES RECOMMENDED LIST FOR 2007 HISTORIC PRESERVATION GRANTS
Recommended Sites Will Go to Legislature for Approval
TRENTON, N.J. – The New Jersey Historic Trust has announced its recommended list for 2007 Historic Preservation Grants. The list of recommended sites was ratified by the Garden State Preservation Trust and will now go to the Legislature for approval. 26 projects at historic sites were selected and would receive a total of over $1 million in funding.
“The Historic Trust continues to work hard towards preserving our state’s historic treasures,” said DCA Commissioner Joseph Doria. “Historic Preservation Grants will help restore these sites and preserve their historic value for generations to come.”
The New Jersey Historic Trust, a DCA affiliate, administers the grants from the Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund. The Trust Fund was created to promote historic preservation and encourage joint preservation efforts by the public and private sectors. It funds both capital projects and planning projects for historic preservation across the state.
This 2007 Historic Preservation Grant Round is devoted to Historic Sites Management Grants. Historic Site Management Grants support non-construction activities such as conditions assessments, preservation plans and educational campaigns to increase public awareness. Capital Preservation Grants support ‘bricks and mortar’ repair, restoration and rehabilitation of historic resources for continued active use.
Since 1990, the Trust has awarded more than $108 million in matching grants to 532 preservation projects through the Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund and the Historic Preservation Bond Program. This is the seventh round of funding from the Garden State Preservation Trust, which was established by a voter-approved ballot initiative to preserve open space, farmland and historic sites.
Established in 1967, the New Jersey Historic Trust is the only nonprofit historic preservation organization in New Jersey created by state law. The Trust officially became a DCA affiliate in November 2002, in an effort to better realign the state’s smart growth initiatives with historic revitalization. Its mission is to advance historic preservation in New Jersey for the benefit of future generations through education, stewardship and financial investment programs that save our heritage and strengthen our communities.
For more information on the New Jersey Historic Trust, call 609-984-0473, or log on to http://www.njht.org/.
GardenStateHistoric Preservation Trust Fund 2007 Recommended Grantees