Two local projects were among 37 recommended Thursday by Gov. Chris Christie to receive matching grants from the New Jersey Historic Trust.

The projects include $15,000 for the Nathaniel Foster House in Lower Township and $46,125 for the Bivalve Shipping Sheds and Wharves in Commercial Township in Cumberland County.

The 37 projects total about $1.4 million, according to a statement from Christie’s office. The projects also must be approved by the Garden State Preservation Trust and state Legislature for final approval.

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“These matching grants go to projects that encourage local investment, create jobs, stimulate economic growth and attract tourism,” New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Richard E. Constable III said in a statement. “New Jersey’s history is a great asset for attracting residents and businesses to participate in our state’s growth and development.”

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