Newton Community Preservation Program

If a CPC meeting must be cancelled due to severe weather, the cancellation will be posted here by 2 pm on the day of the meeting. It will also be added to both our Facebook page and the recorded voice message at 617.796.1144.

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 (above or at left) to learn more about the CPA and Newton's program or click here to sign up for email updates from Newton's CPA program!

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


Sooner Than You Think! - Next CPA Funding Deadline

If your project is aiming for the fall 2019 funding round, contact staff by 29 March 2019 to request the in-person meeting that is the required first step in the funding process. We use this meeting to answer your questions and to create a customized proposal form for your project.


Community Preservation Committee (CPC) Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

This agenda will include all items deferred from the February meeting, which was canceled for weather reasons. Additional agenda requests and written materials for the March meeting are due by Friday, 22 February 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. 

Projects intending to request funds in the annual Fy20 (fall 2019) funding round must:

  • Contact staff by 29 March 2019 to request the required in-person orientation meeting.
  • Submit pre-proposals by 24 May 2019.
  • Submit full proposals if invited to do so 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 & 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
  • The CPC uses Constant Contact© for email updates on funding deadlines, CPC agendas, and recent funding decisions. Click here to sign up for these updates. If you sign up and do not see our emails coming to your inbox, please first check your Spam and Promotions folders. Click here for our Technical FAQs.

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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