Community Preservation Program

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.

Slide Show of Newton's Current CPA Proposals & Projects

(For a slide show of past Newton CPA projects by neighborhood, click here.)


Upcoming Community Preservation Committee Meetings

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 7 pm, Angino Farm Barn (303 Nahanton Street)

Please note the unusual day of the week and location for this meeting. For the full agenda, including a map and parking directions for Angino Farm, click here.  This agenda includes

Wednesday, 13 July 2016, pre-meeting deadline Monday, 20 June 2016

Agenda requests and written materials for this pre-meeting packet are due by  Monday, 20 June 2016. Please note that this meeting is also on a Wednesday rather than the Committee's usual Thursday.

For later meeting deadlines, use our Calendar link. Off-cycle full proposals are due 1 month prior to their requested public hearing dates -- significantly earlier than the regular deadlines.

Upcoming Funding Deadlines

Contact staff for assistance.

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. For projects targeting the fall 2016 funding round, which had orientation meeting and pre-proposal deadlines  in February and March 2016,

  • Friday, 30 September 2016 is the deadline to submit a full proposal, if the CPC agreed to consider one based on their pre-proposal discussion.

Projects aiming at funding rounds after 2016 are strongly encouraged to request an orientation meeting and submit a pre-proposal well ahead of the deadlines for their target 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

  • 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

Slide Show of Newton's CPA Projects by Neighborhood (as of November 2012)

For a full-size PDF version of this slide show, click here.

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 in or to a PDF file no longer works, please ask staff for assistance in finding the document you need.

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