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, scroll down or click here.)


Next Community Preservation Committee (CPC) Meeting

Agenda requests and their associated written materials for the CPC meeting on 14 May 2019 are due by Friday, 26 April 2019.

Dates & deadlines for other CPC meetings in 2019 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. Any project intending to request funds in the annual Fy20 (fall 2019) funding round:

  • Should have contacted staff by 29 March 2019 to request the required in-person orientation meeting.
  • If the project met the March 29th deadline, must submit a pre-proposal by 24 May 2019 for discussion at a regular public CPC meeting.
  • If the CPC invites a full proposal based on its pre-proposal discussion, must submit that proposal by 4 October 2019 for a CPC public hearing and funding vote.

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 & Email Updates

  • 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
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Slide Show of Newton's Completed CPA Projects

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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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