In a boost for the town of Chilmark nearly two years after a devastating fire destroyed the town dock in Menemsha, the Massachusetts Seaport Advisory Council announced on Thursday that it would award $629,026 to the town to put toward the dock rebuilding project in the historic fishing village.

The funds will specifically be used for ongoing repairs to the west dock.>

“It&apso;s still a tragedy what happened with Menemsha. Hopefully this is a bit of good news for the town. We applaud the citizens of Chilmark, who put forward so much of the funds so quickly,” Cape and Islands Rep. Timothy Madden told the Gazette on Friday.

This marks the second grant from the seaport council, which awarded the town $200,000 in October to put toward rebuilding the dock.

Lieut. Gov. Timothy Murray announced the grant at a meeting with Chilmark selectmen Jonathan Mayhew and Frank Fenner in Scituate.

In addition to the lieutenant governor and his assistant Robyn Kennedy, Mr. Madden credited Chilmark executive secretary Timothy Carroll and administrative assistant Diana DeBlase for their work in obtaining the grant.