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 Town of Canton was awarded a $23,000 grant in 2018 to complete a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program. The Town worked with Kleinfelder on holding a workshop where key stakeholders will help us determine the Town’s vulnerabilities to climate events. We have used this information to develop an assessment and action plan. This plan will allow the Town to be better prepared in our response to these events.
The town held an invited stakeholder workshop on November 16th, and a final public listening session and report held on Monday, January 28th, 2019. The final report was completed in February 2019. The Town applied for a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Action grant in April 2019.
For more information on the MVP program in general, click here.
To watch the video of the MVP Final Listening Session and Report, click here.
To read the final report, click here.