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
|Deadlines to Submit Information for Pre-Meeting Packets |
|submission deadline 30 October 2014 |
for CPC meeting on Thursday, 20 November 2014
submission deadline 21 November 2014
for CPC meeting on Thursday, 11 December 2014
|As of 21 October 2014, both agendas at left are already fairly full. |
If you have an agenda request for either meeting, please contact staff as soon as possible at
email@example.com, or 617.796.1144.
|Funding Requests/Proposals: For full instructions, please see the Guidelines & Forms link at the top of this webpage. The first two steps are an in-person orientation meeting with staff and discussion of a pre-proposal at a regular public meeting of the CPC. If the CPC agrees to consider a full proposal, it makes that proposal available to the public for at least 3-4 weeks prior to holding a public hearing on the proposal. Submission deadlines for full proposals are therefore at least 2-3 weeks earlier than the deadlines listed above. |
Upcoming Funding Deadlines
|2015 deadlines: 1 February 2015 to request the required in-person orientation meeting with staff; 1 March 2015 to submit pre-proposals for discussion with the CPC at one of its regular public meetings; 1 October 2015 to submit full proposals the Committee has agreed to consider, based on its pre-proposal discussions. |
|Sponsors are strongly encouraged to request their orientation meetings and submit their pre-proposals well ahead of these deadlines. 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. |
Do You Need Help Raising 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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|If an apparent hyperlink in a PDF file no longer works, please ask for staff assistance in finding the document you need. || |