A Cape May County marina damaged by Hurricane Sandy will receive a $36,000 grant to help cover the cost of repairs to critical facilities, the state Department of Transportation said Wednesday.

Grassy Sound Marina in Middle Township will receive the money to help repair damaged gangways, utility lines and rebuild the damaged fueling center. The marina also will install new bathrooms and showers.

Two other recreational marinas in New Jersey received similar grants: Belmar Municipal Marina in Monmouth County will receive more than $270,000 to make extensive repairs, and the Silver Cloud Harbor Marina in the Forked River section of Lacey Township will receive more than $65,000 to renovate an existing bulkhead section and install utilities.

The grants are part of the U.S. Department of Interior’s Boating Infrastructure Grant program, which works with states and municipalities to help maintain docks, dredge out channels and improve other facilities to increase public access to waterways.

The state is accepting letters from interested marina owners for the fiscal year 2014 funding allotment. For more information on how to apply, call 609-530-4770.

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