Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness – MA EOEEA Certification

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), seeks individuals and organizations wishing to become certified Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) providers through participation in a 1 day training session, sponsored by EEA. See attached document for details.

The Commonwealth’s new MVP Program will provide direct funding and support to cities and towns to complete climate change vulnerability assessments and develop action-oriented resiliency plans using an accessible, tested approach called the Community Resilience Building (CRB) workshop guide. The program will provide access to a pool of state-qualified technical service providers (certified through this opportunity), a standardized toolkit for assessing vulnerability and developing strategies, use of a statewide climate action tool, and the best available statewide climate projections and data.

This notice: is the announcement of the training opportunity for any interested individual, organization, consultant, etc., who wants to provide the training to communities.  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.  The EOEEA envisions that  these training sessions to be held during the summer of 2017.  Please share this post with any planners, vendors, organizations and others you think would make a good provider.

The RFR for communities will be released and announced as part of Earth week activities at EEA that will focus on climate change.