BOSTON, MA – The Seaport Economic Council (SEC) recently announced over $6.7 million in grants to coastal communities throughout the Commonwealth. The SEC helps each of Massachusetts’ 78 coastal communities use their unique assets to grow the economy, create jobs, and prepare for the impact of climate change. As part of the announcement, the Town of Cohasset was awarded $801,187 to support the construction of the Parker Ave. boat ramp.
Last fall, Cohasset was awarded $170,000 to fund the permitting and engineering services that were required to replace the Parker Avenue Boat Ramp.
“Cohasset unveiled their Municipal Harbor Plan a few years ago and we’ve been partnering together since then to make sure that vision becomes a reality,” said State Senator Patrick O’Connor (R-Weymouth). “This aspect of their plan will improve access to the Harbor and make life easier for those who live and work on the South Shore.”
“These grants from the Seaport Economic Council are critical to our efforts to maintain and install vital infrastructure in Cohasset," said Representative Meschino (D-Hull). "By investing in these projects that build resilience to climate change and foster economic growth, we are investing in the future of our coastal communities."
The SEC advances the Baker-Polito Administration’s support for communities and residents across the state by leveraging unique economic assets to drive sustainable regional growth. The council was re-launched in August 2015, with a mission to grow the maritime economy, promote economic development, and support resilient infrastructure in all 78 of Massachusetts’ coastal communities, while preparing them to respond to the challenges posed by rising sea levels and increasingly powerful coastal storms.
The council’s capital grant program supports working waterfronts, local tourism, coastal resiliency and maritime innovation, from the North Shore to Cape Cod and the South Coast.