Stamford gets $3.3M from SHIPP Grant

Stamford Mayor Caroline Simmons announced last week that the city has been awarded $3.3. million in funding through the Small Harbor Improvement Projects Program (SHIPP) Grant.

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The 2015 Cummings Park and West Beach Master Plan included a concept design for a new marina to replace the one destroyed during Superstorm Sandy in 2012, as well as an improved public boat ramp at West Beach.

“As a coastal city, it is critical that we invest in our beaches and marinas, and this funding will enable us to make progress on important dredging for the Cove and Cummings marinas,” Simmons said in a news release.

“I want to thank the city’s land use department and those who were involved in working on these grant applications and securing the funding for these important projects. They will make a difference in the quality of life in Stamford residents and my administration is committed to continue pursuing funding opportunities that will invest in our city’s infrastructure.”

Over the last seven years, the Stamford Land Use Bureau has partnered with the Stamford Harbor Management Commission to submit SHIPP applications and earned the following awards:

  • 2015 – $136,516 for permitting and dredge design for the Cove and Cummings marinas;
  • 2017 – $120,000 for the design, permitting, and cost estimates for a new boat ramp at West Beach;
  • 2021 – $1,363,847 for the construction of the West Beach boat ramp, final permitting, and construction administration;
  • 2022 –$236,500 for final design and permitting of the Cummings marina; $20,000 for feasibility of an additional City boat ramp in Stamford Harbor; $3,095,520 for Cove marina and channel dredging.