Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP)
Mass Audubon provides support for municipalities through the state’s Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program, which fosters climate adaptation practices at the local level. The program provides support for communities across the Commonwealth to consider local strengths and vulnerabilities to climate change and prioritize actions to create a safer and more resilient future.
Several Mass Audubon staff members are certified by the state as MVP providers, which allows us to provide technical assistance to communities to complete vulnerability assessments and develop action-oriented resiliency plans.
By working with the MVP program, we have helped train hundreds of people working in over 150 communities on MVP plans; and are sharing the training materials and lessons learned with many other groups, including the Citizen Planner Training Collaborative and Rhode Island Green Infrastructure Coalition.
New Round of MVP Communities Announced
Great news—82 more municipalities have been awarded funds to plan for climate change in their communities and become designated as MVP. Plus, 34 additional communities that were already MVP certified have received $5 million in implementation funds.
Interested in having us as part of your MVP process?
Mass Audubon and our partners at the Resilient Taunton Watershed Network have certified MVP providers that can provide facilitation and presentations on topics such as climate change and nature-based solutions.
We may also have a sanctuary nearby that can offer local environmental stakeholder information in the Community Resilience Building (CRB) process.
To learn more and check our availability, please contact Program Coordinator Stefanie Covino by email.