On May 29, 2018 Secretary Beaton of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs announced that Sudbury is one of 82 municipalities to receive a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program Planning Grant Award. The initiative is geared toward giving municipalities the resources needed to improve resilience in handling issues such as this past winter’s Nor’easters. Sudbury will receive $33,000 to hire a consultant and participate in a community-based workshop process to identify key climate-related hazards, vulnerabilities and strengths, develop adaptation actions, and prioritize next steps. Results of the workshops and planning efforts will be used to inform local policies and plans, such as the updates to the master plan and hazard mitigation plan. Upon successful development of the plan, Sudbury will be designated as a MVP Program community, which makes the Town eligible for the a MVP Action Grant in the future.
LEARN MORE about the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program
Energy & Environmental Affairs MVP awards press release: https://www.mass.gov/news/baker-polito-administration-awards-climate-vulnerability-preparedness-funding-to-82
Resilient MA Climate Clearinghouse: http://www.resilientma.org/
Statewide Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Plan: https://resilientma.com/