Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness

CITY OF EASTHAMPTON MVP 2022-2023 ACTION GRANT

The City of Easthampton was recently awarded an FY2022-20223 Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program Action Grant through Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. The primary purpose of this grant project is to construct the Cherry Street Green Infrastructure Improvements that were designed as part of the FY2021 action grant (below). 

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Calendar of Events

  • Layout & Plant Selection Community Workshop - Flyer (PDF)
    • Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 4pm to 6pm
    • Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 10am to 12pm
  • Construction will begin in the Spring of 2022 
  • Construction should be completed by the Fall of 2022

More information and documents


CITY OF EASTHAMPTON MVP 2021 ACTION GRANT

Cherry Street Neighborhood: Green Infrastructure Planning and Resiliency Design

The City of Easthampton was awarded an FY2021 Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program Action Grant through Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. A key goal of the City’s grant project is to promote long-term planning and resiliency measures that consider both existing and ongoing infrastructure needs and form the basis of a climate resiliency vision and implementation strategy for the City.

The City has received state funding to develop a Green Infrastructure Master Plan to address stormwater-driven flooding hazards throughout the City and for the design of green infrastructure improvements in the Cherry Street Neighborhood.

The Citywide Green Infrastructure Master Plan was completed in June 2021

In the Cherry St, Mt. Tom Ave, and Lux Ave neighborhood, this grant is funding:

  • Design engineering to repair a failing stormwater outfall at the end of Cherry Street and restore the eroded slope and adjacent stream within Brickyard Brook Conservation Area. 
  • Design of green infrastructure practices to manage and infiltrate stormwater along Cherry St, Mount Tom Ave, and Lux Ave to lessen the burden on that stormwater outfall.

Learn more about the Cherry St Neighborhood project: Read more and view graphics

Watch a video of the neighborhood meeting, which was held on 2/22/2021 to discuss the improvements proposed in the Cherry Street neighborhood and solicit comments from local residents.


Want to learn more about MVP? Visit the Resilient MA Climate Website