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.

For a slide show of Newton's CPA projects by neighborhood, click on the photo collage.


Next Community Preservation Committee Meeting

Agenda requests and written materials for the pre-meeting packet are   

  • due by Wednesday, 27 April 2016 for the CPC meeting on Thursday, 12 May 2016

Future Community Preservation Committee Meetings

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      

  • due by Wednesday, 25 May 2016 for the CPC meeting on Wednesday, 8 June 2016
  • due by Monday, 20 June 2016 for the CPC meeting on Wednesday, 13 July 2016

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.

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

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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