The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs has opened applications for a new round of MVP Planning Grant proposals.

Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Planning Grants award funding to communities to complete vulnerability assessments and develop action-oriented climate resiliency plans.

The program helps communities:
• Define extreme weather and natural and climate related hazards
• Understand how their community may be impacted by climate change
• Identify existing and future vulnerabilities and strengths
• Develop, prioritize and implement key actions

State-certified MVP providers offer technical assistance to communities in completing the assessment and resiliency plans.

Communities that complete the MVP planning grant program become certified as an MVP community and are eligible for MVP Action Grant funding.

The Planning Grant response period will be open on a rolling basis until 4 p.m. on Aug. 7 for MVP planning processes that must be completed by June 30, 2021. Early application is encouraged.

Visit COMMBUYS website for Planning Grant RFR

MVP Action Grants
Applications are also open for the fourth round of MVP Action Grant proposals.

Action Grants provide funding for designated MVP Communities to implement priority adaptation actions identified through the MVP planning process or similar climate change vulnerability assessment and action planning that has led to MVP designation after EEA review.

Projects are required to use the best available climate data and projections. Projects that propose nature-based solutions or strategies that rely on green infrastructure or conservation and enhancement of natural systems and that have robust community engagement plans are preferred.

There have been a number of updates to the Action Grant RFR from last round, so it is recommended to read it in full.

Applicants can request up to $2 million in funding (regional proposals may request up to $5 million), and a 25 percent match of the total project cost is required.

Action Grant proposals are due by 2 p.m. on June 11 for project proposals that must be completed by June 30, 2021, or June 30, 2022.

Visit COMMBUYS website for Action Grant RFR

For more information, visit the program information page and contact MVP regional coordinators.