The Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness grant program (MVP) supports the efforts of cities and towns across the state to plan for resiliency. Communities will be awarded funding to complete vulnerability assessments and develop action-oriented resiliency plans for extreme weather and natural and climate related hazards. This planning will be supported by MVP certified providers who will be trained in workshops across the state to provide technical assistance to communities in completing the assessment and resiliency plan using the Nature Conservancy’s Community Resilience Building Framework.
- Provide free training on the Community Resilience Building Framework for state certified MVP vendors to support cities and towns going through the MVP planning process.
Support for MVP Providers Certification training allows EEA to host several free training opportunities for vendors across the Commonwealth, so that we can begin supporting municipal efforts to prepare for the effects of climate change. Sponsors will be responsible for execution, including identifying and managing catering. All sponsors will be acknowledged in pre-event marketing as well as in any printed materials.
Details below are for an individual training session. There are multiple opportunities to participate.
- Provide space and parking to host a session
- Must have meeting room space and parking for up to 60 people
- Seating, wifi, projector and screen, and space for tabletop displays
- Cost for meals for anticipated for up to 75 participants and training staff per session
- Breakfast = $2,000*
- Lunch = $3,000*
- Afternoon break = $1,500*
*All costs are estimated, based on anticipated head count
- Host a post-training networking session = $2,500*
*Cost is estimated