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The Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness grant program (MVP) provides support for cities and towns in Massachusetts to begin the process of planning for climate change resiliency and implementing priority projects. The state awards communities with funding to complete vulnerability assessments and develop action-oriented resiliency plans. Communities who complete the MVP program become certified as an MVP community and are eligible for MVP Action grant funding and other opportunities.

Holyoke’s MVP Plan can be viewed here: 2018 Holyoke MVP Report

Past MVP Projects

Impervious Surface Mapping for Resilience and Implementation (2020)

The goal of this project was to develop an actionable, scalable, and data-driven impervious surface reduction plan to improve municipal resiliency. Phases of work include development of a mitigation plan with  impervious surface reduction targets and recommendations for their implementation, which is currently undergoing final review by city staff.

The project also included the development of a planimetric data layer map showing impervious surface cover of different types across all of Holyoke. The final map produced by Sanborn can be downloaded here: Holyoke Citywide Impervious Surfaces 2020

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