GLOUCESTER – State officials this week announced over $17.3 million in grants to address failing dams, coastal infrastructure, and levees across the Commonwealth.
The grants, which were awarded by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs’ (EEA) Dam and Seawall Program, will support permitting and construction projects in Acton, Ashfield, Braintree, Brockton, Chicopee, Dracut, Dudley, Essex, Gardner, Gloucester, Hull, Ipswich, Leominster, Marshfield, New Bedford, Northborough, Oxford, Peabody, Quincy, Salem, Saugus, Somerset, Stow, Springfield, Wareham, Weymouth, the Wildlands Trust (Kingston), and Worcester.
With these 32 new grants, the Dam and Seawall Program has now provided over $95 million in grants and loans to address deficient dams, seawalls, and levees since the program began in 2013.
Local recipients include:
- Quincy – Manet Avenue & Babcock Street Seawall Improvements – $2,982,285
- Braintree – Armstrong Dam/Monatiquot River Restoration – $1 million
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