Overview of Opportunity
Cities, towns, and Tribes throughout Massachusetts are identifying climate vulnerabilities and investing in community resilience. The MVP 2.0 program, run by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, expands on the work communities have done to date and supports communities with new methods, tools, and resources for building climate resilience. MVP 2.0 is a way for grantees to revisit their community resilience priorities with a focus on equity and translate those priorities into action through project development and implementation.
The Town of Lincoln seeks proposals from qualified individuals or firms to expand the bandwidth and the capacity of the community, as well as bring skill sets that will benefit the MVP 2.0 process.
The selected Vendor shall have demonstrated previous experience in providing specified services to municipalities. A complete RFP may be obtained, without charge, at 16 Lincoln Road, Lincoln MA or by contacting Jennifer Curtin, Assistant Director of Planning and Land Use, firstname.lastname@example.org 781-259-2610 or on the web at https://www.lincolntown.org/DocumentCenter/View/79261/MVP-20-Vendor-RFP
Documents will be available after August 31, 2023 through to submission deadline on September 15, 2023.
Vendors must submit a proposal, project team, budget, scope, and timeline. It is recommended that respondents to this request thoroughly review the vendor qualifications and the MVP 2.0 Process Guide available here: https://www.mass.gov/doc/mvp-20-process-guide/download.
MVP 2.0 Summary
The MVP 2.0 program expands on the climate resilience work communities have done to date and supports them with new methods, tools, and resources for building climate resilience. In particular, the vendor will support the Grantee in revisiting their community resilience priorities with a focus on equity and translating those priorities into action through project development and implementation. The MVP 2.0 program does this through:
- Convening a community team to lead equitable climate resilience work;
- Providing training on strategies for building climate resilience, equity, and climate justice;
- Revisiting resilience priorities with the involvement of the wider community and a stronger assessment of social vulnerability and resilience;
- Helping the municipality and community to co-develop and implement a project that builds community resilience, with guaranteed funding for implementation; and
- Providing a process that can be replicated for future, competitive MVP Action Grants.