FLEMINGTON, NJ – Tiny Frenchtown has been awarded a $1 million grant, making it the only Hunterdon municipality to receive an award under the most recent Transportation Alternatives program funding round.

The program distributes federal funds, using the state Department of Transportation and North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority as conduits.

The money will be used “to revitalize our downtown including the installation of street lights and upgraded streetscaping,” said Mayor Brad Myhre in a press release. “This is a transformational grant for our downtown.”

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The grant is one of 27 grants announced by the agencies that total nearly $20 million.

The Transportation Alternatives program was established by Congress in 2012. It is funded through the Federal Aid Highway Program to provide funds for community-based non-traditional projects “that strengthen the cultural, aesthetic, and environmental aspects of the nation's intermodal system.”