Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program

The City of Fitchburg recently received a grant of $102,000 from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) under the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Grant Program to complete the MVP Planning process. The purpose of the MVP Planning process is to create a strategy to improve the City’s resilience to climate change by identifying vulnerabilities and prioritizing actions to address them. By completing this process, Fitchburg will be eligible for state MVP Action Grants and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Grants.

As part of the MVP Planning process, the City of Fitchburg has updated its Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) with an extended focus on climate resilience. The process to develop the HMP has included:

  • Convening a core team of municipal department heads who provided key input through meetings, online surveys, and interviews.
  • Engaging the public through a Community Resilience Building Workshop and interactive public meetings.
  • Conducting a vulnerability and risk assessment of historic hazards and the potential impact of climate change.
  • Reviewing progress on the previous hazard mitigation plan. 
  • Documenting the Town’s capacity to mitigate and respond to hazards. 
  • Developing an action and implementation strategy.

A summary of the results were presented at a recent online meeting and are available below/at the video links. After watching the video, we hope you will take a moment to fill out a survey to provide your ideas. The survey will be available until May 11th and the feedback from this survey will be captured in the final HMP-MVP report. The final report will be available online in May for public review and comment.

Click here to take the survey in English.

Haga clic aquí para completar la encuesta en español.

MVP Survey Announcement

Hazard Mitigation Plan Links