The Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) grant program created in 2017 as part of Executive Order 569 provides support for communities in Massachusetts to identify climate hazards, assess vulnerabilities, and develop action plans to improve resilience to climate change. The original MVP Planning Grant offers funding to municipalities that wish to assess their vulnerability to and prepare for climate change impacts, build community resilience, and receive designation as an MVP Community. The Planning Grant process uses the Community Resilience Building framework to plan for the future. Cohasset completed this process in June 2018 and created the Summary of Findings as a result. MVP 2.0 is the update to this process.
Additionally, as a result of completing the Planning Grant portion of MVP, Cohasset is eligible to apply for Action Grants through the MVP program, and has done so each year since 2018.