Tag Archives: Region: Southeast 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 Applauds Federal Approval of Vineyard Wind Project

The Baker-Polito Administration today applauded the Record of Decision issued by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) granting approval to the Vineyard Wind project and concluding environmental review of the project through the National Environmental Policy Act. The key federal permitting approval allows Vineyard Wind to advance its […]

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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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Mass Audubon Awarded $30,000 MET Grant for Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary in Plymouth

The Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET) has awarded Mass Audubon a $30,000 grant to restore wetland and floodplain forest vegetation along near a half-mile of West Beaver Dam Brook at its Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary in Plymouth. The waterway, which flows east from the Pine Hills across the wildlife sanctuary and Rt. 3A before […]

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