The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM)’s Coastal Resilience Grant program recently announced $4 million in grant funding to support local and regional efforts to proactively plan for and reduce coastal storm and climate change impacts, including storm surge, flooding, erosion, and sea level rise.
The grants, announced by state and local officials as part of the celebration of Climate Week, were awarded to municipalities and nonprofits pursuing 29 projects around the state. For example, Weston & Sampson and our grant writing experts helped the Town of Marion get awarded $225,000 for design of resiliency improvements to the Creek Road Pump Station to reduce short- and long-term risks to storm surge and sea level rise. The pump station handles nearly half of the wastewater flow in the town and the project is a critical step in advancing the town’s comprehensive approach to a more resilient sewer system. For more information about the CZM grants, please contact Amanda Kohn at firstname.lastname@example.org.