Please join the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs this Wednesday, May 3rd at 10 AM at the Franklin Regional Council of Governments Office in Greenfield for the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program Bidders Conference. The purpose of the meeting is to answer your questions about the Commonwealth’s new municipal grant program.
10 to 11:30 AM Wednesday, May 3rd, 12 Olive Street, 1st floor conference room, Greenfield, MA
The Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness grant program (MVP) will provide support for cities and towns across the state to begin the process of planning for resiliency. The state will award communities with funding to complete vulnerability assessments and develop action-oriented resiliency plans. Communities will be able to define extreme weather and natural and climate related hazards, identify existing and future vulnerabilities and strengths, develop and prioritize actions for the community, and identify opportunities to take action to reduce risk and build resilience.
MVP certified providers will be trained in workshops across the state to provide technical assistance to communities in completing the assessment and resiliency plan using the Community Resilience Building Framework. Towns and cities will then be able to choose the provider of their choice from a list of certified providers.
Communities who complete the MVP program will become certified as an MVP community and eligible for follow-up grant funding and other opportunities.
The RFR for communities to enroll in the grant program is posted here.