Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness/Hazard Mitigation Plan
Hazard mitigation planning is a proactive process used to systematically identify policies, actions, and tools that can be used to reduce the dangers to life and property from natural hazard events. Climate adaptation planning recognizes that climate change will exacerbate the vulnerabilities and risks associated with natural hazards. The Town of Middleton completed a planning process focused on both hazard mitigation planning and climate adaptation, which provides a robust assessment and implementation plan to build the Town’s resilience. The Town is now also eligible for hazard mitigation funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and climate adaptation funding through the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs’ Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Grant Program.