Number of the Day: $10.2 million

August 16, 2011 | Number of The Day

The New Milford Plant of the Hackensack Water Company in Oradell; the Hudson County Courthouse; South Orange Village Hall; the Ocean City Life Saving Station in Cape May; and St. Peter the Apostle R.C. church in New Brunswick will all benefit from the
$10.2 million New Jersey is distributing for historic preservation under legislation signed by Gov. Chris Christie Monday.

Fittingly, the bill signing took place at Paulsdale, the historic national landmark home of suffragette Alice Paul, located in Mount Laurel. The funds will go toward preserving 58 historic sites around the state.

Most of the money — $9.3 million — will be used for capital improvements or preservation of sites that are new or in active use. Of these, 17 projects in eight counties were granted between $150,000 and $750,000. Smaller capital grants between $5,000 and $150,000 were given to 12 projects in eight counties. Historic site management grants of $945,996 will be distributed to 29 projects in 13 counties. View a full list.