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.
(For a slide show of past Newton CPA projects by neighborhood, click here.)
The Community Preservation Committee's next meeting is on Thursday, 8 December 2016, at 7 pm in City Hall Room 204. For the full agenda, click here. The full pre-meeting packet is linked to the Committees & Meetings -- Current CPC Meetings page on this website. Major items on this agenda include:
Please note that the CPC uses a pre-proposal discussion to determine whether and when it will consider a full proposal, but not to vote on whether to recommend funding. Any full proposals that the CPC agrees to consider "off-cycle" (earlier or later than the regular annual deadlines) are due 1 month prior to their requested public hearing dates -- significantly earlier than the regular meeting packet deadlines.
For submission deadlines and dates of later CPC meetings, use our Calendar link.
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. Sponsors of projects aimed at funding rounds in Fy18 or later must:
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.
For a full-size PDF version of this slide show, click here.
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