Eligible applicants can complete the form below to indicate interest in applying for FY24 MVP Action Grant funding. This process is optional but strongly encouraged and intended to provide potential applicants with feedback on their project ideas before submitting a formal application during the Request for Responses (RFR) period (tentatively expected to open end of March 2023).
EOI Timeline: We will review EOIs on a rolling basis. Earlier submissions will be prioritized for feedback with the MVP staff and will be given feedback from a wider range of state agencies. The deadline to submit this form for more detailed feedback is Friday, January 20, 2023. The final deadline to submit this form to receive more limited feedback is Friday, February 3, 2023.
Number of Submissions: Each applicant should limit EOIs submitted to a maximum of 2 (i.e., 2 different potential project ideas).
Anticipated Amount of Grant Funding to be Awarded in FY24 Round: ~$20 million
Next Steps: MVP staff will contact you after submission of the EOI to discuss the project before the RFR is released. If for some reason you don't hear from us by March 2023, please reach out to your MVP Regional Coordinator directly.
At the end of this form, you'll also be asked to indicate interest in participating in our new MVP 2.0 program. See the section at the end of this form for details.
Interested applicants with additional questions regarding the MVP program are encouraged to contact their Regional Coordinator.
Note: Please reference last year’s scoring criteria when thinking through whether your project will be competitive for the program. Competitive action grants align with MVP’s Core Principles.
Environmental Justice and Climate Vulnerable Populations
Environmental Justice is defined as a census block group in which one or more of the following criteria is met, and as depicted the Massachusetts EJ Viewer Map:
Climate Vulnerable Populations are those who have lower adaptive capacity or higher exposure and sensitivity to climate hazards like flooding or heat stress due to factors such as access to transportation, income level, disability, racial inequity, health status, or age.
We are excited to pilot a new MVP planning program in the 2023 (FY24) grant round! The new MVP 2.0 program will provide communities with guaranteed upfront funding to:
Any community that has gone through the original MVP planning process and is interested can apply to pilot the program. If there is a lot of interest, we will prioritize municipalities whose MVP plans are 5 years old (completed in 2017/2018). Participating in the pilot will not affect Action Grant eligibility in the FY24 round. In the future, we do plan to require all communities to undergo the new program to maintain eligibility to apply to Action Grants, so you would be getting a head start! Your Regional Coordinator can provide more information on your EOI call.