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 CPA program,
click on the navigation links at left.
For a slide show of Newton's CPA projects by neighborhood,
click on the photo collage at right. ►
Upcoming Community Preservation Committee Meetings
30 April 2014,
City Hall Room 209
|This agenda includes committee business as well as the items below. For the full agenda, click here. The pre-meeting packet will be online by April 23rd. |
|• || ||final report on a Newtonville affordable housing project |
|• || ||continued working session and possible funding vote: Farlow Park Pond & Bridge (Newton Corner), CPA request $476,780, total cost $582,380 |
|• || ||working session and possible funding vote: Historic Burying Grounds phase 3 (Newton Centre), CPA request $208,007, total cost $276,210 |
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29 May 2014,
7 pm, City Hall Room 209
|The deadline for requesting time on or submitting materials for this agenda is 9 May 2014. |
|For all current proposals, public hearings have now been held, and the deadline for submitting written comments has now passed. |
|Further written comments on specific items, including proposals, can be forwarded to the CPC if received by the pre-meeting deadlines listed in the Committee's online Calendar. |
Upcoming Funding Deadlines
For projects that met the February 2014 deadline for requesting the required in-person orientation meeting with staff, and the March 2014 deadline for submission of pre-proposals, full proposals are due by 1 October 2014.
|Projects that missed these 2014 deadlines should request their required orientation meetings and submit their pre-proposals as soon as possible to qualify for the 2015 proposal round. The Committee has more time for thoughtful discussion of early pre-proposals, which also help the Committee consider reserving current funds for future proposals. |
New Help with Non-CPA Matching Funds
|The CPC's Funding Guidelines discourage relying exclusively on CPA funds to cover all project costs. As a member of the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network (FIN), the Newton Free Library can assist with research on sources of matching, non-CPA funds. |
|For details, check out this new section of our Guidelines & Forms page. |
|Alice E. Ingerson, Ph.D. |
Community Preservation Program Manager
|Newton Planning & Development Department |
City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02459
617.796.1089 TDD / TTY
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