This webpage features deliverables from projects funded by Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program Action Grants that can be useful tools, templates, and examples for municipalities to use for climate resilience projects. The transferrable tools are organized by themes below.
- This page, Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program Transferable Tools, is offered by
- Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program Transferable Tools
Table of Contents
Project identification tools
Appendices 10-12 of this report feature Ecological Restoration and Resilience Opportunities Tables. Planners can use these as templates to identify the best opportunities for ecological restoration and resilience in their areas.
The Nature Conservancy has created a set of maps that help communities identify where nature-based solutions (NBS) can most effectively address natural hazards and contribute to resilience planning at a local level.
The process and tools described in this report can help other municipalities assess the vulnerability of dirt roads in their community and prioritize which to address first.
Land use regulations can be a powerful tool to provide climate resilience. This webpage provides regulatory language and policy examples for municipalities.
As part of its FY20 Action Grant, the town of Nantucket created these guidelines to to increase the resiliency of the historic Nantucket buildings that are at risk of flooding and sea level rise.
This is a repository of documents, articles, and visualizations to inform the Nantucket community about the context for climate change and resilience planning, preparedness, and recovery.
Stormwater best practices
This document provides a description of the stormwater retrofits installed at Milford’s Town Park and provides the operations and maintenance requirements for these structures. This may serve as a resource for others interested in O&M guidelines for green infrastructure.
Residential stormwater management best practices, in guidebook form, with a focus on small-scale site amendments that can be implemented on residential lots within a small, New England urban setting.
Public outreach resources
These eye catching notices provide a simple message to direct interested community members to their project website.
The city of Cambridge created this climate resilience toolkit that provides actionable information for homeowners to prepare for the impacts of climate change, specifically flooding and heat.
The city of Cambridge created this climate resilience toolkit that provides actionable information for renters to prepare for the impacts of climate change, specifically flooding and heat.
The city of Cambridge created this climate resilience toolkit that provides actionable information for large organizations and large businesses to prepare for the impacts of climate change, specifically flooding and heat.
The city of Cambridge created this climate resilience toolkit that provides actionable information for small businesses to prepare for the impacts of climate change, specifically flooding and heat.
As part of its Action Grant, the city of Chelsea created this guide for practitioners, municipal staff, and community organizations working on climate adaptation projects.
This flyer provides a thought-provoking visual on the history of the Spicket River to frame the conversation for a public meeting.
A colorful, bilingual invitation to an event focused on community knowledge and experience. The text clearly states what types of information the meeting will be asking participants to share.
This document from the town of Weston is a guide for residents to reduce their household’s greenhouse gas emissions and increase their resilience to climate change.
This curriculum framework provides climate change lesson plans for 7th and 8th grade students at the Sandwich Public Schools STEM Academy. It incorporates localized climate change data and applied science investigations for the Town of Sandwich.
This presentation for 6th grade students summarizes green infrastructure at Milford's Town Park, an MVP Action Grant project.
The outreach and engagement plan for the Apple Country Natural Climate Solutions Project hit a slight snag with a global pandemic. The project team, finding that locals and visitors alike were spending more time in local trails and parks, created trail markers to highlight some of the valuable ecosystem services found.
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