MVP Program Information

Learn more about the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness program.

The Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness grant program (MVP) provides support for cities and towns in Massachusetts to begin the process of planning for climate change resiliency and implementing priority projects. The state awards communities with funding to complete vulnerability assessments and develop action-oriented resiliency plans. Communities who complete the MVP program become certified as an MVP community and are eligible for MVP Action grant funding and other opportunities.

The program helps communities to:

  • Define climate related hazards
  • Understand how they may be impacted by climate change  utilizing the latest science and data at http://www.resilientma.org/
  • Identify existing and future climate vulnerabilities and strengths
  • Identify opportunities to take action to reduce risk and build resilience
  • Implement priority actions identified through the planning process

Current Funding Status

Upcoming Events/Trainings

MVP regional coordinators are hosting online webinars in anticipation of the MVP Request for Responses (RFR) release for both MVP planning grants and action grants. In order to register, you will need to follow the link for the session you would like to attend. Please register for only one session, as each webinar contains the same content. The previously scheduled in-person sessions have been cancelled.

  • Online Webinar #1, Thursday, April 2, 1PM-3PM
    • Webinar link and call-in details will be posted on the registration page, and emailed to those registered in advance of the webinar.
  • Online Webinar #2Wednesday, April 8, 11AM-1PM
    • Webinar link and call-in details will be posted on the registration page, and emailed to those registered in advance of the webinar.
  • Online Webinar #3, Thursday, April 9, 2:30PM – 4:30PM
    • Webinar link and call-in details are included on the registration page.

 Find Out More About our Two Grant Types

Current MVP Designation Status/Action Grant Projects 

Map MVP Regions Full Program Status

 MVP News

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