Ashby Hazard Mitigation and Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (HM-MVP) Plan

Due to climate change, the Town of Ashby is expected to experience more precipitation, heat waves, and increasingly frequent and intense storms.

To prepare for the impacts of climate change, the Town of Ashby was awarded funding to complete the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) planning process alongside an update to the Town’s 2015 Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP).

Overview of the Program and Grant

By completing this project, Ashby will be eligible for federal FEMA grant programs and state MVP Action grants for the implementation of hazard mitigation and climate adaptation projects. Your input on this project is essential!


Get Involved

Want to be part of the solution? Take these quick steps:

  1. Watch our short video and take our online survey
  2. Share the video, survey, and your thoughts online using the hashtag, #ResilientAshby.
  3. Submit a question through our comment form.
  4. Stay tuned for upcoming opportunities for engagement!

Project Milestones

The Ashby HM-MVP project involves the following work:

  • Convening a Core Team of municipal department heads who provide key input through meetings, online surveys, and interviews
  • Engaging key community stakeholders through a virtual Community Resilience Building (CRB) Workshop series
  • Engaging the residents and business owners through webpage updates, an online video and survey, and a virtual Listening Session 
  • Conducting a vulnerability and risk assessment of historic hazards and the potential impact of climate change
  • Updating progress on the previous Hazard Mitigation Plan
  • Documenting the Town’s critical facilities and capacity to mitigate and respond to hazards
  • Developing an action and implementation strategy
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