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.