Tag Archives: Region: Northeast Mass

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Massachusetts Awards $6.7 Million to 14 Coastal Communities for Projects that Benefit Local Economies + Counter Climate Impacts

Rock Harbor, Eastham, Cape Cod The Baker-Polito Administration announced more than $6.7 million in Seaport Economic Council (SEC) grants for 16 projects in 14 coastal communities. The awarded funds will help coastal communities advance projects that benefit commercial maritime industries, improve resident and visitor access to waterfront assets, mitigate the […]

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Massachusetts Invests $4 Million in Coastal Resilience Projects

Nantasket Beach, Hull, Massachusetts To help Massachusetts’ coastal communities prepare for severe weather events and the impacts of climate change, including storm surge, flooding, erosion and sea level rise, the Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $4 million in grants to support local planning and management efforts. The funding, awarded by the […]

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Massachusetts Awards $5+ Million for Local Dredging Projects to Enhance Maritime Economy

The Baker-Polito Administration announced more than $5 million in grants for nine dredging projects through the Massachusetts Dredging Program. The announcement was made at the Boathouse at Chequessett Club in Wellfleet. Established to promote the strength and sustainability of the Commonwealth’s coastal harbors through support of saltwater dredging, the Dredging […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Kicks Off Statewide Small Business Tour in Lowell

LOWELL – Today, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy and local business, community, and municipal leaders on the first stop of a statewide small business and downtown conversation tour. The purpose of the tour is to celebrate the Commonwealth’s reopening and discuss the Administration’s […]

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Massachusetts Launches BlueTech Tech and Innovation Grant Program

The Baker-Polito Administration has announced the launch of the Seaport Economic Council’s BlueTech Tech and Innovation Grant program, established to identify new business and technology approaches that address the needs of the Commonwealth’s coastal communities. Following up on the success of the Seaport Economic Council Grand Challenge in 2018, the BlueTech […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Nearly $4 Million for Local Projects to Enhance Maritime Economy

Edgartown Memorial Wharf Waterfront Rehabilitation Project Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced more than $3.8 million in Seaport Economic Council Grants to support nine projects in eight communities. These grants will help advance the Seaport Economic Council’s mission of providing support for working waterfronts, local tourism, coastal resilience, maritime innovation, and […]

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Massachusetts Seaport Economic Council Awards $7.8 Million for Infrastructure and Planning Projects to Boost Local Maritime Economies

Port of New Bedford On August 26, the Baker-Polito Administration announced more than $7.8 million in Seaport Economic Council grants to support 17 projects across the Commonwealth. Through these grants, the Seaport Economic Council (SEC) will help coastal communities capitalize on their unique assets to advance economic growth, create jobs, […]

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NOAA AWARDS RESEARCH GRANTS TO FOUR MASSACHUSETTS COMPANIES TO DEVELOP NEW AQUACULTURE & MARINE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY

Photo courtesy of Ward Aquafarms in North Falmouth, MA Congratulations to four Massachusetts companies that received grants from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to support the development of innovative technology for aquaculture, commercial and recreational fisheries, weather prediction, earth and ocean observations and modeling. In total, NOAA awarded […]

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Massachusetts Awards Marketing Grants to Support Local Seafood Industry

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $50,616 in grant funding to three projects to help the Commonwealth’s local seafood industry sell fresh, locally-caught products to Massachusetts consumers through promotion and awareness campaigns. The grants, awarded through the Division of Marine Fisheries’ (DMF) Seafood Marketing Grant Program, will enhance the viability and […]

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