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Bryant/Sweeney Measure To Appropriate $6.5M For South Jersey Historic Preservation Is Now Law

TRENTON – A measure sponsored by Senators Wayne R. Bryant and Stephen M. Sweeney to appropriate $6,585,306 in grant funding for historic restoration and preservation projects in South Jersey has been signed into law by Governor Richard J. Codey.

“This funding will help fund necessary repairs to local historic sites,” said Senator Bryant, D-Camden and Gloucester. “There are a number of sites in the area that, with the necessary renovations can become popular tourist attractions, which in turn, will help the local economy here in South Jersey.”

The Senators’ measure, S-2216, appropriates $6,585,306 from the Garden State Historic Trust Fund to be used to restore several historic sites throughout South Jersey. All of the projects that have been approved for funding have been listed in State or National registries of historic places.

“The grant money will help pay for repairs at no extra cost to taxpayers,” said Senator Sweeney, D-Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem. “The renovations will help ensure that future generations have the chance to enjoy the rich history and culture of South Jersey.”

This measure was unanimously approved by the full Senate on March 21.

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