Town getting nearly $700K grant to make seawall improvements
SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire town of Seabrook is getting a grant of nearly $700,000 to make improvements to its seawall.
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration grant would be matched locally and is expected to help retain 200 jobs.
The department said in a news release Monday that the project will help to repair the Seabrook Seawall to ensure the continued use of the wharf and adjacent channel. The work will include the replacement of the existing bulkhead and the re-grading and paving of land behind the seawall. The Seabrook Station nuclear power plant uses the wharf for equipment delivery.
The news release said the funding will serve a designated “Opportunity Zone” created by the 2017 tax act to spur economic development.