MVP Grant Program

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:

  1. MVP Planning Grants
    • Define climate hazards
    • Identify community vulnerabilities and strengths
    • Develop and prioritize adaptation actions
    • Write a Summary of Findings Report
    • Receive MVP designation
  2. MVP Action Grants
    • Implement priority adaptation actions identified during the planning process

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.