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Worcester Awarded State Grant for Climate Vulnerability Preparedness

For Immediate Release: 6/1/2018 3:44 pm

The Baker-Polito Administration recently announced that more than $2 million in grant funding has been awarded to 82 towns and cities across the Commonwealth to complete climate change vulnerability assessments and develop resiliency plans through the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program.

The grant and designation program, which builds on Governor Baker’s Executive Order 569 as well as other administration-led state and local partnerships, provides communities with technical support, climate change data and planning tools to identify hazards and develop strategies to improve resilience.

The City of Worcester received a grant award of $100,000 which will be used to complete a city-wide climate change vulnerability assessment, design an action plan for preparedness activities, and conduct a number of targeted vulnerability assessments of critical sectors with assistance of a qualified consultant. The project will be managed by Energy and Asset Management staff.

The full press release from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs is available here.

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