Healey-Driscoll: $7.9M for coastal community resilience projects

The Healey-Driscoll Administration yesterday announced $7.9 million in grants to help Massachusetts coastal communities prepare for storms, storm surge, flooding, erosion, and sea level rise.

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Through the Coastal Resilience Grant Program, the Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) is supporting nineteen projects in proactive local planning and shoreline management efforts to address these climate change impacts.

“In the past year, we’ve seen extreme storms bring catastrophic damage across the state. We need urgent action to address these escalating impacts of climate change,” said Governor Maura Healey.

“Building resilience along our coastal communities is a matter of public health, safety, and a strong economy. This grant program demonstrates our administration’s commitment to working with our local partners to expand and improve climate change solutions.”

Some of the projects receiving the Coastal Resilience Grants are:

Sandy Neck Beach Long-Term Coastal Resiliency Project, $92,579

Monitoring and Adaptive Management of Watson Park Shoreline Erosion Mitigation and Coastal Resiliency Improvement Project, $74,940

Complete Environmental Permitting for Temporary Flow Training Structures and Beach Nourishment, $94,540

Chatham, on behalf of the Pleasant Bay Alliance
Pleasant Bay Living Shorelines – Jackknife Beach Salt Marsh Restoration, $117,220

Bay Avenue and Gurnet Road Beach and Dune Nourishment Project, $2,000,000, etc.