MUNICIPAL VULNERABILITY PREPAREDNESS

Weston & Sampson is a Certified Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Provider

The MVP program provides financial support for cities and towns in Massachusetts to help plan for resiliency and implement key climate change adaptation actions. The MVP program offers two grants in a phased approach. The first phase, the Planning Grant, provides technical assistance to communities to complete an assessment and resiliency plan using the Community Resilience Building Framework. Weston & Sampson is a MVP certified providers and is guided over 20 communities through this process. Weston & Sampson are also adept at developing grants for the second phase, the Action Grant. Action Grants are an ideal opportunity to incorporate climate resilience priorities and improvements into aging infrastructure.

Weston & Sampson Provides Consulting Services for Both MVP Planning and Action Grants

Climate impacts present a risk to both the physical and operational aspects of a municipality, as well as the larger economic and social prosperity of the region. We have a carefully assembled team with the required technical knowledge and in-depth knowledge of the MVP program to deliver targeted vulnerability assessments, infrastructure upgrades, regulatory and bylaw updates, and more. See a sample of our projects below. The qualifications and capabilities that distinguish us include:

  • Successful experience working with local governments to secure grant funding
  • Technical knowledge of how to develop nature-based solutions
  • Development of climate change, hazard mitigation, and long-range planning initiatives that lead to implementation
  • Diverse tools for public engagement, both online and in-person
  • GIS analysis and data visualization to synthesize and convey complex information
  • Multi-disciplinary engineering and design professionals ready to work on your project to:
    • develop more resilient transportation networks,
    • update bylaws and regulations,
    • create redundant drinking water supplies,
    • design stormwater and green infrastructure solutions, and
    • install renewable backup energy.
Amanda Kohn

Amanda Kohn

To learn how Weston & Sampson can provide you with MVP services, contact your Project Manager or Amanda Kohn at 1-800-SAMPSON / kohn.amanda@wseinc.com

News & Highlights


Langone & Puopolo Stormy Day Rendering EBC Resilient Design Webinar - Julie Eaton Ernst, Brandon Kunkel, and Gene Bolinger will lead the next in a series of EBCNE webinars, discussing the refurbishment of Langone Park & Puopolo Playground.
Preparing to Plan for Climate Change—What Tools Do We Need? Jim Riordan to Serve as APA Webinar Instructor - Weston & Sampson’s Jim Riordan, AICP, LEED® AP will serve as an instructor for an upcoming American Planning Association (APA) webinar entitled “Preparing to Plan for Climate Change—What Tools Do We Need?”

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