Spending on two major environmental initiatives to protect vulnerable coastal beaches and coastal ponds will come before Oak Bluffs voters at special town meeting Tuesday night.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Oak Bluffs School. There are six articles on the warrant. A quorum of 50 voters is needed; moderator Jack Law will preside.

The largest request is for $689,770 for the town’s share of a Municipal Vulnerability Action (MVA) grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. The town has been awarded just over $2 million from the state grant, which requires a local match.

The state provides the grants for the purpose of forging greater coastal resiliency for particularly vulnerable towns.

Town administrator Robert Whritenour said if voters approve, the town plans to use the grant to complete a major project on the North Bluff just past the Steamship Authority terminal.

“This is the largest grant we have received under this program. It is part of the administration’s emphasis on coastal resilience,” Mr. Whritenour said, adding: “Oak Bluffs is the poster child for coastal resilience. Our program is strong and our need is very high.”

The project aims to reestablish a coastal area that was once a sandy public beach. Decades of waves and wind have eroded the beachfront, leaving the area bare.

The project will involve dredging 16,000 cubic yards of sand from Sengekontacket Pond to place on the beach, and replacing the decayed timber groins, which secure the sand from being washed away again.

Dredging will flush the pond, aiding in water circulation and benefitting shellfish. The sand along the coastline will also protect the seawall, the coastal bank and the road above the beach.

“The project is important because the road above it is a major transportation hub, so we really need to protect that road — Sea View avenue extension,” town conservation agent Liz Durkee said. “And it is important to reestablish the old beach and provide recreation area.”

Ms. Durkee said this is the final phase of a project that has been in the permitting and planning process for eight years. If it clears the final hurdle, dredging will begin this month and the project can be expected to be completed by early next year.

Mr. Whritenour said the grant is not connected in any way with the work being done by climate change advocacy groups on the Vineyard.

“We love them and we are working with them, but we have been at this for a long time,” the town administrator said.

Another article on the warrant asks voters to appropriate $600,000 to pay for preliminary design and engineering work in connection with improvements to the town wastewater system.

The town plant is currently at capacity. Mr. Whritenour said the plan calls for slightly expanding capacity through improvements to be able to provide wastewater treatment to more town downtown businesses. This is the second effort in expanding the town wastewater system.

Mr. Whritenour said the improvements are also aimed at maintaining water quality in coastal ponds.

“Coastal ponds are impacted by nitrogen and the primary source is the septic system,” he said. “We’ve gone through detailed analysis of the nitrogen level in our coastal ponds. . . we believe this will help with the issue.”

In other warrant articles, voters will also be asked to approve:

• A transfer of $10,000 for the upkeep and maintenance of the Oak Grove Cemetery.

• The transfer of two parcels of land for the purpose of creating affordable housing.

• An appropriation of $22,500 to fund the position of an assessing clerk, which has not yet been filled.

• Increasing the number of elected constables from two to three, in order to aid in the civil process.