The town of Chilmark was awarded a $205,937 grant on Monday from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management’s Coastal Resilience Grant Program.

The money will be used by the town’s conservation commission to complete a 200-foot dune restoration project on Menemsha Beach.

“The conservation commission has been working on erosion at Squibnocket for a while” said town administrator Tim Carroll, but the commission had only recently become involved with Menemsha Beach, which was historically maintained by the highway department and harbormaster.

Chilmark conservation agent Kara Shemeth spearheaded the project with the help of the Woods Hole Group, an environmental consulting organization.

“On an aerial view, you can see this area of the beach that’s scooped out, and the sand blows into the parking lot and the harbor,” Ms. Shemeth said.

The project also aims to mitigate storm damage and flooding in the fishing village. The area, Ms. Shemeth said, will be filled in with sand dredged from Menemsha harbor. They hope to have the sand relocated and new dune grass planted by March.

The grant was part of a $12.6 million state package announced Monday, which also included $573,398 to the Cuttyhunk Island town of Gosnold for the construction of a new above-ground fuel storage system, a necessary improvement in the face of rising sea levels.