MVP Planning Grant Eligibility Criteria

Learn about projects eligible for the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program.

Eligible Projects

Responses to the RFR for communities may be submitted by any Massachusetts municipality or groups of municipalities. 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:

  • A signed letter of support from the chair of the board of selectmen, mayor, a town administrator, or similar city or town official
  • A short statement of the community’s commitment to taking on this grant and planning for the impacts of climate change in the city or town
  • The name of a qualified employee of the municipality, committee member or volunteer who can serve as the local project manager and point of contact for the grant
  • A summary of community support and any project partners and letters of support from all relevant local boards, departments, commissions, businesses, organizations and other partners
  • A description of any ongoing planning efforts such as local hazard mitigation plans, open space plans, master plans, etc.
  • A description of the community’s need to address climate change, expected impacts, and any ongoing climate-change related projects within the community or region
  • If the community wishes to expand the scope of the planning grant provide a description of the additional work you intend to complete.


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