Newton Community Preservation Program

If a CPC meeting must be cancelled due to severe weather, the cancellation will be posted here by 2 pm on the day of the meeting. It will also be posted on the Newton CPC's Facebook page and added to the recorded voice message at 617.796.1144.

The Massachusetts Community Preservation Act (CPA) provides local and state funds for affordable housing, historic resources, open space and recreation land.  Click on any of this site's main links to learn more about the CPA and Newton's program. 

Slide Show of Newton's Current CPA Proposals & Projects 

(For a slide show of past Newton CPA projects by neighborhood, click here.)



Upcoming CPC Meetings

The following meeting replaces the previously scheduled April 10th CPC meeting. There will be no CPC meeting on April 10.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018 (7 pm, City Hall Room 204)

Click here for this meeting's agenda and pre-meeting packet.

The main agenda item is a PUBLIC HEARING on proposed revisions to funding guidelines in Newton's Community Preservation Plan, including:

  • the percentage of funding targeted for each CPA-eligible resource (affordable housing, historic resources, open space/outdoor recreation land)
  • principles for prioritizing projects that are CPA-appropriate as well as CPA-eligible
  • expectations for matching, non-CPA funds in different project categories


Other 2018 Meetings

The CPC has moved its regular meeting day to Tuesdays. Dates & deadlines for all upcoming 2018 meetings are available from our Calendar link.

Funding Deadlines

The required first steps in the funding process are an in-person orientation meeting with staff and discussion of a short pre-proposal with the CPC at one of its regular public meetings.

Deadlines for projects intending to request funds in Fy19 (fall 2018):

  • by 29 March 2018, contact staff to request the required in-person orientation meeting
  • by 25 May 2018, submit pre-proposals for public discussion by the CPC
  • by 28 September 2018, submit full proposals invited by the CPC, based on their pre-proposal discussions

Sponsors are strongly encouraged to request orientation meetings and submit pre-proposals well ahead of the deadlines for their target funding round. The CPC has more time for thoughtful discussion of early pre-proposals, which can also help the Committee consider reserving current funds for future use.


Staff Contact

  • Alice E. Ingerson, Ph.D., Community Preservation Program Manager
    Planning & Development Department, Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Ave., Newton, MA 02459
    phone: 617.796.1144
    TDD / TTY: 617.796.1089

Slide Show of Newton's CPA Projects by Neighborhood (as of November 2012)

For a full-size PDF version of this slide show, click here.

Most files on this website are in PDF format. Download the free software needed to read these files by clicking on this link: If an apparent hyperlink within or to a PDF file no longer works, please ask staff for assistance in finding the document you need.

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