Mendon Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program

Community Resilience Building Workshop Summary of Findings Report

          In September 2016, Governor Charles D. Baker signed Executive Order 569, instructing State government to provide grant assistance to towns and cities in Massachusetts to complete climate change vulnerability assessments and resiliency planning. In April 2017, the Baker Administration, through the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, announced that over $1 million in grant funding would be awarded through the MVP Program. Municipalities are to work with a MVP-certified provider through a community-driven process to identify key climate-related hazards, vulnerabilities and strengths, develop adaptation actions and prioritize next steps. Upon successfully completing the program, communities will be designated as a “MVP Program Community” and become eligible for follow-up grant funding and priority status for other State grant opportunities.