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
Current Newton CPA Proposals & Projects

(For a slide show of completed Newton CPA projects, click here.)


Upcoming CPC Meetings

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Agenda requests and their associated written materials for this meeting are due by Friday, 26 October 2018.

Dates & deadlines for other CPC meetings in 2018 and 2019 are available from our Calendar link.

Recent CPC Actions

Tuesday, 9 October 2018 - At this meeting the CPC voted 7 in favor, 1 abstaining, 1 absent to recommend the requested $3.25 million of CPA funding to expand affordable senior housing at Golda Meir House (160 Stanton Avenue, Auburndale). This recommendation will be docketed shortly with the City Council. To inquire about the Council's schedule for considering this recommendation, use the contact information in this website's file,  City Council committees that review CPC recommendations.

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 the Fy19 annual round (fall 2018) have now passed. Proposal sponsors intending to request funds in Fy20 (fall 2019) must:

  • Contact staff by 29 March 2019 to request the required in-person orientation meeting.
  • Submit pre-proposals by by 24 May 2019.
  • Submit full proposals invited by the CPC, based on their pre-proposal discussions, by 4 October 2019.

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 Completed CPA Projects  


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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