Newton Community Preservation Program

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 next CPC meeting is on Thursday, 12 October 2017. Agenda requests and written materials for this pre-meeting packet are due on Monday, 25 September 2017.     

The extra CPC meeting tentatively scheduled for 2 November 2017 has been CANCELED. The CPC will now meet only once in November, on Thursday, 16 November 2017. The main item of business on this agenda will be public hearings on new proposals received for the regular Fy18 funding round. Other agenda requests and written materials for the November meeting are due on Friday, 27 October 2017.

All 2017-18 CPC meeting dates & deadlines 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.

For the Fy18 funding round, sponsors were required to submit pre-proposals by May 2017. Full proposals that were invited by the CPC based on these pre-proposal discussions are due by 2 October 2017.

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

  • 19 March 2018, contact staff to request the required in-person orientation meeting
  • 25 May 2018, submit pre-proposals for public discussion by the CPC
  • 28 September 2018, submit full proposals if invited to do so 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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