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Monday, April 27, 2020   (0 Comments)
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Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program Planning Grants

EEA is pleased to open applications for a new round of MVP Planning Grant proposals. Through MVP Planning Grants, the Commonwealth awards communities funding 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; and develop, prioritize, and implement key actions. State-certified MVP providers offer technical assistance to communities in completing the assessment and resiliency plans. Communities who complete the MVP planning grant program become certified as an MVP community and are eligible for MVP Action Grant funding. The Planning Grant RFR is now available on COMMBUYS. The Planning Grant response period will be open on a rolling basis until 4:00 p.m. on August 7, 2020, for MVP planning processes that must be complete by June 30, 2021. Early application is encouraged.

 

Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program Action Grants

EEA is also pleased to open applications for the fourth round of MVP Action Grant proposals. Action Grants provide designated MVP Communities funding 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 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 we recommend reading it through 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. The Action Grant RFR is now available on COMMBUYS. Action Grant proposals are due by 2:00 p.m. on June 11, 2020, for project proposals that must be complete by June 30, 2021 or June 30, 2022.

 

A link to the recording of a webinar that was held earlier this month about the two opportunities is available here. Please reach out to your MVP regional coordinator with any RFR clarification questions. We will be compiling questions and will post answers to COMMBUYS on the dates outlined in the RFRs. We are not able to answer project-specific questions while the RFR is open.

 

Visit our program information page for a map of the MVP regions.


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