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A list of storm-protection work funded by $100M

Monday - 6/16/2014, 1:44pm  ET

The Associated Press

The U.S. Department of the Interior's Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resilience Grant Program will fund a variety of projects worth more than $100 million in 11 states to protect communities at risk from future big storms like the October 2012 event that pummeled the East Coast.

Here's a look at what each state will receive:

CONNECTICUT:

Increase Mill River's flood resiliency and re-create a habitat corridor in Stamford, Connecticut. Project will eradicate invasive species, replant native flora, and remove 15 properties from a flood risk area.

Grant Award $3,750,000

Matching Funds: $6,813,425

Total Project Funds: $10,563,425

Remove a hazardous and unused fish barrier in Enfield, Connecticut. Project will restore 7.7 miles of fish runs, reunite brook trout populations, and reduce flood hazards.

Grant Award: $2,800,000

Matching Funds: $1,000,000.

Total Project Funds $3,800,000

Create a regional framework for coastal resilience for 10 municipalities along the central coast of Connecticut. The municipalities will integrate green infrastructure principles, prioritize projects, and contribute to a Regional Coastal Resiliency Plan.

Grant Award: $700,000

Matching Funds: None

Total Project Funds: $700,000

Develop a flood and storm resiliency management plan for Pawcatuck River Watershed and 11 communities in southern Rhode Island and Connecticut. Project will aid in the watershed's resiliency enhancement, restore habitat, and protect local communities.

Grant Award: $720,000

Matching Funds: $197,869

Total Project Funds: $917,869

DELAWARE

Implement a system-wide approach to evaluate, design, and construct restoration and resiliency strategies along the central Delaware Bay shore. Project will enhance community and ecosystem resiliency by generating a restoration plan and restoring the beach and dune system.

Grant Award: $4,500,000

Matching Funds: $1,687,683

Total Project Funds: $6,187,683

Develop a three dimensional wetland model for the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Delaware. Project will provide current wetland assessments, help evaluate restoration strategies, and predict the long-term sustainability of the marsh.

Grant Award: $4,500,000

Matching Funds: $1,687,683

Total Project Funds: $6,187,683

Design and construct restoration strategies for Delaware Bay's wetlands and beaches. Project will enhance community and ecosystem resiliency by generating a restoration plan, replacing critical water control structures, and restoring the beach and dune system.

Grant Award: $2,000,000

Matching Funds: $2,910,270

Total Project Funds $4,910,270

MASSACHUSETTS

Restore and enhance Great Marsh's wetlands and dunes. Local municipalities' vulnerability will be reduced through restoration projects, assessments, and coastal resiliency plans.

Grant Award $2,940,000

Matching Funds: $2,268,185

Total Project Funds: $5,208,185

Remove 10 high-risk fish barriers that cause flood damage within nine Massachusetts communities. Project will increase flood resiliency, open 189 river miles for fish, and restore 90 acres of wetlands. Project will also identify, and develop concept plans for, 10 additional high priority barriers.

Grant Award: $4,500,000

Matching Funds: $2,506,788

Total Project Funds: $7,006,788

Assess and restore over 230 acres of Wampanoag tribal habitat in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Management plans and multi-jurisdictional partnerships will support marine protection and habitat restoration.

Grant Award: $670,000

Matching Funds: $212,793

Total Project Funds: $882,793

Reuse one million cubic yards of rock to create a protected Boston Harbor shoreline in Massachusetts. Project will reduce wave energy, protect transplanted eelgrass, and repurpose dredged rock.

Grant Award: $240,000

Matching Funds: $160,050

Total Project Funds: $400,050

MARYLAND

Increase salt marsh acreage and enhancing resiliency for Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and Fishing Bay Wildlife Management Area in southern Dorchester County, Maryland. Project will create 25 acres of new salt marsh, increase salt marsh productivity, and generate an invasive plant eradication map.

Grant Award: $3,500,000

Matching Funds: $1,484,567

Total Project Funds: $4,984,567

Map, analyze, and assess Maryland's green infrastructure to enhance the Chesapeake Bay shoreline in Maryland. Project will provide resilience-enhancing opportunities and best practices for local government implementation.

Grant Award: $640,000

Matching Funds: $222,730

Total Project Funds: $862,730

Remove a Patapsco River fish barrier in the Patapsco Valley State Park Avalon area. Project will open 52.5 miles of stream, provide additional spawning habitat, and strengthen community resiliency.

Grant Award: $2,480,000

Matching Funds: $5,287,024

Total Project Funds: $7,767,024

Create, restore, and improve North Beach's shoreline in Calvert County, Maryland. Project will prevent further erosion to North Beach's 105-acre salt marsh, protect the surrounding communities, and prevent damage to MD Route 261, an emergency vehicle route.

Grant Award: $540,000

Matching Funds: $76,000

Total Project Funds: $616,000

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Remove Bellamy River's two fish barriers in Dover, New Hampshire. Project will restore 11 river miles, re-introduce a fish passage, reduce flooding, and improve water quality and safety.

Grant Award: $550,000

Matching Funds: $168,075

Total Project Funds: $718,075

NEW JERSEY

Restore hydrology and prevent erosion in the Pine Barrens in Burlington County and Ocean County, New Jersey. Project will improve stream and wetland resiliency, while protecting important habitat.

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