Seaport Economic Council Approves

Senator Mark Montigny announced that several SouthCoast towns he represents will receive $1.4 million in funding approved by the Seaport Economic Council. The funds will be used to strengthen coastal infrastructure across the region. The Seaport Economic Council approved the projects earlier today during its regularly scheduled meeting.

            “When the legislature funded the council over 20 years ago, and in subsequent years since, we sought to make key investments in critical ports like New Bedford,” said Senator Mark Montigny, who helped create the Seaport Council’s initial funding in 1996. “This latest round of funding will help Dartmouth, Fairhaven, and Mattapoisett plan for the future and maximize our waterfront’s economic potential.”

             Mattapoisett received two grants for: Supportive Coastal Infrastructure – Mattapoisett Long Wharf Restoration for $216,000; and Local Maritime Economic Planning Grants to develop municipal waterways plan for $120,000.

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