If a Newton CPC meeting must be canceled for weather reasons, the cancellation will be posted by 2 pm on the day of the meeting here, on the program's Facebook page, and on the automatic voice message at 617.796.1144. If no notice has been posted by that time, the meeting will be held as scheduled.
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.)
New deadlines for projects intending to submit proposals in Fy18 (fall 2017): request orientation meetings by 3 April 2017, submit pre-proposals by 1 May 2017
The CPC meeting agenda for Thursday, 6 April 2017, starting at 7 pm in City Hall Room 204, includes discussions of program finances, allowable uses of CPA funds, Newton CPA funding for affordable housing and private historic buildings, and two potential projects:
For the full April 6th agenda and pre-meeting packet, click here.
For the CPC's 11 May 2017 meeting, requests for time on the agenda and written materials for the pre-meeting packet are due by 24 April 2017.
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 the Fy18 funding round 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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