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October 20, 2014

How much do those specialty license plates earn? Maybe not a whole lot, but every little bit counts. The license-plate fund has collected $48,185 since its inception.

The New Jersey Historic Trust, which created the “Discover NJ History” License Plate fund in 2010, announced two new $5,000 grants last week. One will be given to the Medford Historical Society to develop a tour highlighting the life of Dr. James Still, a 19th century African-American physician, that will incorporate several historic sites related to Dr. Still and his family. Another $5,000 grant will go to the Cape May County Historical & Genealogical Society to help create a “passport” visitor program consisting of five historic sites.

Previous grant recipients have created a smartphone app, marketing guide for historic sites, and collaborative tour development. Any New Jersey nonprofit county or municipal entity is eligible for grants of up to $5,000 and they may be awarded quarterly.

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