Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Grant Program
Massachusetts’ Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness grant program (MVP) provides support for cities and towns across the state to begin the process of planning and implementing climate change resiliency projects. The state awards communities with funding to complete vulnerability assessments and develop resiliency plans. Applications are due by May 3rd, 2019 - or when all allocated funds have been awarded.
Municipalities with no current local Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP), or those with plans expiring in 2019 or 2020 are eligible for additional funding to complete or update a full draft of the HMP for MEMA review.
Grant recipients receive designation from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs as a Climate Change Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program municipality. Once awarded, MVP certified providers are trained in workshops to provide technical assistance to communities in completing the assessment and resiliency plan using the Community Resilience Building Framework.
An informational webinar for grant applicants is available on the linked website. The webinar recording covers:
- an overview of the Community Resilience Building Framework
- the basics on the Municipal role vs service provider role
- the audience, or who to invite to CRB process
- product information, as in what your service providers ought to do, what to expect in your final report
- a review of the MVP and Hazard Mitigation Plans, and how these documents inform each other
Communities who complete the MVP program become certified as an MVP community and are eligible for MVP Action grant funding and other opportunities.
Publication Date: 2019
- Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)
- Funding program