(BOSTON) – Last week, it was announced that Hull will receive $3 million for the reconstruction of the Nantasket Avenue sewall. This award is part of $19.2 million in total grant funding awarded this year through the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs’ (EEA) Dam and Seawall Program.
“As sea levels continue to rise and storms intensify, our coastal infrastructure must be strengthened to protect our residents,” said State Representative Joan Meschino (D-Hull). “This funding to repair the Nantasket Avenue Seawall is critical to our ongoing efforts to combat the climate crisis and invest in our coastal communities’ resilience.”
“Since taking office, one of my top infrastructure priorities has been protecting our coast and this $3 million grant is crucial for Hull to protect the community from the impacts of severe weather events,” said State Senator Patrick O’Connor (R-Weymouth). “I was proud to work alongside my colleagues in state and local government to secure this grant and I thank the Baker-Polito Administration for funding such an important project.”
Hull was one of 23 municipalities and nonprofit organizations to receive funding through the Dam and Seawall Program this year. Additional information on the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs’ Dam and Seawall Repair or Removal Program can be found on the program’s webpage.