The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has announced an exciting program to help municipalities conduct climate change vulnerability assessments and resiliency planning. Called the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program (MVP), the grant opportunity will provide technical assistance funding for communities to identify and prepare for risks associated with climate change.
An important element of this program is the requirement for selected municipalities to work with certified MVP providers. BSC Group has had six staff members accepted to the MVP certification program.
BSC Group is available to support municipalities in applying for the MVP program. The application deadline of May 22 is rapidly approaching. BSC Group can assist by reviewing draft applications for consistency with planning and science standards; providing draft language to respond to elements of the application; and recommending specific resiliency planning activities that can benefit the community.