BOSTON (WWLP) – As part of the Commonwealth’s celebration of Climate Week, the Baker Administration will be awarding $12.6 million in grants, to support 27 local planning and shoreline management projects.

“Coastal communities in Massachusetts face increasing risks to infrastructure, buildings, and natural resources due to coastal storms and climate change,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “We have been focused on investing in climate change solutions since taking office, and we commend local leaders for their forward-thinking planning and action with these Coastal Resilience Grant projects.”

“The Coastal Resilience Grant Program provides valuable technical and financial assistance to municipalities and nonprofit organizations to help address local issues,” said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. “Our Administration remains committed to supporting important long-term planning, infrastructure adaptations, and shoreline restoration efforts to improve the resilience of our coastline.”

This funding will be to help aid Massachusetts’ coastal communities, in preparing for severe storms and the impacts of climate change. Those communities face increasing risks to infrastructure, buildings, and natural resources. The Coastal Resilience Grant Program will provide long-term planning to improve the resilience of our coastline.