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A changing climate is increasing the frequency and severity of damaging storms. Hazard Mitigation Plans and Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Plans inform a community’s long-term strategy to reduce damages from natural hazards, such as flooding and wildfires, and complete climate vulnerability assessments and develop resiliency projects.


Because of the overlap between these two plans, FRCOG has developed a plan template that meets the requirements of both FEMA and the MVP program. Communities with approved plans are eligible for FEMA funding and MVP Action grant funding for climate resiliency and natural hazard mitigation projects.

Completed MVP Plans for Franklin County communities can be found online here.

Map showing the status of each Franklin County town in regards to Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Plans.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) define Hazard Mitigation as "any sustained action…

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Tamsin Flanders

Land Use and Natural Resources Planner
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Allison Gage

Sr. Land Use and Natural Resources Planner
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Kimberly MacPhee, P.G., CFM

Land Use & Natural Resources Program Manager
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