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 program helps communities to:
- Define climate related hazards
- Understand how they may be impacted by climate change utilizing the latest science and data at http://www.resilientma.org/
- Identify existing and future climate vulnerabilities and strengths
- Identify opportunities to take action to reduce risk and build resilience
- Implement priority actions identified through the planning process
The Town in 2020 received a planning assistance grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA), through the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Grant Program. It then partnered with The Merrimack Valley Planning Commission to facilitate this project and provide the latest, most critical research and data that will help inform the decision-making process. Click here for a Story Map, which outlines the information covered during the North Andover Hazard Mitigation / Municipal Vulnerability Planning process. Click here or the image to the right to view the the Town's new Multi-Hazard Mitigation and Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Plan, which resulted from this planning process.
|Andrew Shapiro, AICP||(978) 688-9533|
Stakeholder organizations or departments that are actively participating in the Town of North Andover's Municipal Vulnerability / Hazard Mitigation planning processes
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Town Manager's Office
Friends of North Andover Trails (FONAT)
Merrimack Valley Planning Commission (MVPC)
State Senator Diana DiZoglio