The New Jersey Historic Trust, an affiliate of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA), on Wednesday, Sept. 18, approved $11,902,723 in grant recommendations from the Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund for 67 preservation planning, heritage tourism, and capital projects to save and promote historic sites throughout the state, including $1,512,000 for Hunterdon County Projects including the 1759 Christoffel Vought Farmstead in Clinton Township.
The 1759 Vought House Inc. on behalf of the Christoffel Vought Farmstead in Clinton Township was approved for a Level I Preservation Grant for $15,000.
The Hunterdon Land Trust's Case-Dvoor Farmstead in Raritan Township was approved for a Level II Capital Preservation Grant of $750,000.
The Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders were approved a grant for the Flemington Historic District's Hunterdon County Courthouse in Flemington Borough in the amount of $747,000.
Twenty-six of the grants will help fund preservation planning projects such as condition assessments, historic structure reports, archaeological investigations, and construction documents. Three grants will help fund heritage tourism initiatives to improve visitors’ experiences at historic sites. Thirty-eight grants will fund capital preservation projects on sites listed in the New Jersey Register of Historic Places. All of the grants awarded to nonprofit organizations or entities of municipal, county, and state government require a recipient match.