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.  To learn more about the CPA and Newton's program, click on any of the links above or at left or click here to sign up for email updates.

Slide Show of Current Newton CPA Proposals & Projects
(For a slide show of Newton's completed CPA projects, click here).


Community Preservation Program staff will be working remotely until further notice. Staff is available by email at to answer questions and review potential projects.  


Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 -  7:00 p.m. 

This meeting will be a virtual meeting. No in-person meeting will take place at City Hall. The meeting agenda is available here.

To view and participate in this virtual meeting on your phone, download the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app in any app store or at At the above date and time, click on “Join a Meeting” and enter the following Meeting ID: 842 942 8454.

To view and participate in this virtual meeting on your computer, at the above date and time, go to, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the following Meeting ID: 842 942 8454.

You can also access the meeting online at


One tap mobile +16465588656,,8429428454# US (New York)


Dates & deadlines for other CPC meetings in 2020 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. The CPC considers both pre-proposals and full proposals on a rolling basis:

  • Proposal sponsors are strongly encouraged to request their required orientation meetings and submit their pre-proposals as early as possible. The CPC has more time for thoughtful discussion of early pre-proposals, which also help the Committee consider reserving current funds for future use.
  • Each full proposal the CPC agrees to consider, based on its pre-proposal discussion, must be submitted for a staff "completeness review"  at least 5 weeks before the date requested for the CPC's public hearing and potential funding vote.  The CPC has a longstanding commitment to make all full proposals available to the public for at least 1 month prior to the proposal's public hearing.

Staff Contact & Email Updates

Slide Show of Newton's Completed CPA Projects

Part 1:  

Part 2:  


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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