Stormwater, Hazard Mitigation and Climate Resiliency Efforts 

The Town of Lincoln is working on a variety of initiatives to address Stormwater, Hazard Mitigation and Climate Resiliency. The programs below describe each program and this effort. 


The Town was recently awarded $20,000 for a new state planning grant (MVP) which, building on the work that was done under the Hazard Mitigation Planning process and MAGIC Climate Change Resiliency Plan is designed to help cities and towns assess their vulnerability to climate change, identifying both risks and strategies for creating resiliency in such areas as infrastructure and energy, agriculture and forestry, transportation and other service areas.

The Completed plan was approved by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affair and Lincoln is now designated a state-certified MVP community, making it eligible for additional state grants to implement the plan’s recommended actions. The Town anticipates applying for grant funding in July 2019. 

STORMWATER – Currently underway

The 2016 Massachusetts Small MS4 General Permit became effective July 1, 2018 replacing the 2003 permit. 

The Town in collaboration with MAGIC (sub regional planning organization under MAPC made up of 13 communities) was awarded a $102,000 grant to take a regional approach to complying with the Storm Water Program. In addition Lincoln is working with Consultant on filing a Notice of Intent (completed), preparing a Stormwater Management Plan (in process), Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Plan (wastewater control), Operations and Maintenance (O&M) program, employee training, public education and filing of an annual report. 

To view documents associated with this effort click here.


Lincoln in collaboration with the MAGIC communities (13 local communities created a Climate Resiliency Plan which looks at community and regional vulnerabilities and strategies.

Click here to review the plan. 


Hazard mitigation is taking actions to reduce or eliminate the risks to people and property from natural hazards such as floods, earthquakes, and hurricanes.

The Federal Disaster Mitigation Act, passed in 2000 requires that after November 1, 2004, all municipalities who wish to continue to be eligible to receive Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding for hazard mitigation grants, must adopt a local hazard mitigation plan. This planning requirement does not affect disaster assistance funding. Lincoln’s Plan was approved by FEMA on June 7, 2018 and is now an official plan and good for 5 years.

To read the plan click here.