In 2017, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) initiated the Commonwealth’s Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) grant program (https://www.mass.gov/municipal-vulnerability-preparedness-mvp-program) to help communities plan for climate change and take action toward becoming more resilient to the impacts of climate change. The program is comprised of two components:
In 2018, the City of Woburn received an MVP Planning Grant. This grant has enabled Woburn to consider the impacts of climate change and plan for resilience. Read more on the Community Resilience Building Summary of Findings webpage.
In the years following, Woburn has applied for several MVP Action Grants. You can read more about the Horn Pond Brook Restoration and Flood Control and the Shaker Glen Restoration project on their respective webpages.