The MVP Planning Grant offers funding to municipalities that wish to assess their vulnerability to and prepare for climate change impacts, build community resilience, and receive designation from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) as a Climate Change Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program municipality.
Responses to the RFR for communities may be submitted by any Massachusetts municipality or groups of municipalities. 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 an integrated MVP/HMP process that results in one plan that satisfies requirements of both programs and is ready for MEMA review.
All projects are required to provide quarterly reporting as well as a Final Report. An in-kind staff time match is required. All proposals must provide the following:
- Signed letter of support from top municipal official
- Statement of commitment
- Name and qualifications of municipal project lead
- Letters of support from key municipal/community partners
- Description of how municipality will use results to inform other planning efforts
- Description of status of Hazard Mitigation planning
- Description of need to address climate change
- Indication of presence of Environmental Justice communities or other vulnerable populations
- Details on any request for expanded scope funds (and accompanied by a completed scope and budget template attached to RFR)
The Request for Responses (RFR) can be found here
- Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program Planning Reports
- Upcoming Grant Cycle Slides- September 2019
Climate Change Clearinghouse (resilientMA.org)