MVP Action Grant Awarded
Posted on 01/26/2022
MVP Action Grant AwardedFor Immediate Release:

Town of Foxborough Awarded $166,543
in MVP Action Grant Funds from the
Baker-Polito Administration to Build Climate Resilience 

Foxborough, MA [January 26th, 2022] — The Town of Foxborough is thrilled to announce it has received a $166,543 municipal climate resilience grant to further High Priority Actions identified during its recently completed climate resilience planning process. Awarded by the Baker-Polito Administration’s Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program, which is administered by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), these competitive grants support cities and towns in identifying climate hazards, developing strategies to improve resilience, and implementing priority actions to adapt to climate change. Foxborough is one of 66 communities and regional partnerships to have received action-grant funding in the latest round of applications.

Building on Foxborough’s climate resilience planning process, these funds will allow Foxborough to develop a Town-wide plan for future investments in green infrastructure, begin to address current flooding issues on Cocasset Street through a feasibility study and preliminary design to support future permitting, and engage the community on resilience and water quality issues. The Town of Foxborough has identified these projects as urgent and necessary in its efforts to address ongoing climate change impacts. 

Community members interested in getting involved should get in touch with Christopher Gallagher, Department of Public Works Director and MVP Project Manager for the Town of Foxborough at [email protected].

The MVP program has awarded over $65 million in funding and technical support to communities across the state. With this year’s awards, 93% of Massachusetts cities and towns, or 328 municipalities, are enrolled. Created in 2017 as part of Governor Baker’s Executive Order 569, the MVP program pairs local leadership and knowledge with a significant investment of resources and funding from the Commonwealth to address ongoing climate change impacts like sea level rise, inland flooding, storms, and extreme temperatures. 

For more information contact: 
Christopher Gallagher, PE
Department of Public Works Director
[email protected]