Due to high demand for the program and a large volume of questions, we’ve extended the deadline for the MVP training opportunity to become a state-certified provider to help communities plan for climate change for one week. Closing date is now Monday, May 22 at 5:00 p.m.
This notice: https://www.commbuys.com/bso/external/bidDetail.sdo?docId=BD-17-1042-ENV-ENV01-14528&external=true&parentUrl=bid is the announcement of the training opportunity for any interested individual, organization, consultant, etc., who wants to become a certified MVP provider.
Applications should be submitted via email to Katie Theoharides. Applications for multiple individuals from one company can be submitted together, but each individual must provide an application form and resume as part of the packet. References are allowed to serve as references for multiple applicants.
The Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness grant program (MVP) will provide support for cities and towns across the state to plan for resiliency. MVP certified providers will be trained in workshops across the state to provide technical assistance to communities in completing the assessment and resiliency plan using the Community Resilience Building Framework. Communities will then be able to choose the provider of their choice from a list of certified providers.
The training is a 1-day, free training session that will provide an overview of the CRB process and the new downscaled data from the state. We envision these training sessions to be held during the summer of 2017 in 5-6 locations throughout the state. Please share this post with any planners, vendors, organizations, land trusts, con comms and others you think would make a good provider.
The funding opportunity for communities has now been posted as well, and closes on May 17th: https://www.commbuys.com/bso/external/bidDetail.sdo?bidId=BD-17-1042-ENV-ENV01-15219&parentUrl=activeBids