Friday, April 20, 2018

Earth Day News: $3 Million in State Funding for Coastal Communities to Combat Climate Change

Today, I had the pleasure of welcoming to Gloucester Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton for the announcement of Governor Charlie Baker’s commitment to release $3 million in funding for coastal communities to address climate change and water quality issues.

Confronting the challenges of climate resilience requires us to find the resources now to plan and take action. Doing so will make a real difference for the future, and these modest grants will pay large dividends in the years to come. Hopefully local officials will seize upon this great opportunity to partner with state government to chart a course toward sustainable communities and infrastructure.

The $3 million in funding is linked to two grant programs that promote climate change resilience and coastal water quality. Municipalities and eligible non-profit organizations will be able to receive grant awards and help partner with the state to combat and prepare for the future.