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 Newton's CPA projects by neighborhood, click on the photo collage.
Agenda requests and written materials for the pre-meeting packet are
Please note that the following two CPC meetings are on Wednesdays rather than the Committee's usual Thursdays. Agenda requests and written materials for the pre-meeting packet are
For later meeting deadlines, use our Calendar link.
Please note: Off-cycle full proposals are due 1 month prior to their requested public hearing dates -- significantly earlier than the regular 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. For projects targeting the fall 2016 funding round, which had orientation meeting and pre-proposal deadlines in February and March 2016,
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.
Most files on this website are in PDF format. Download the free software needed to read these files by clicking on this link: http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/. If an apparent hyperlink in or to a PDF file no longer works, please ask staff for assistance in finding the document you need.