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. ►
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Upcoming Community Preservation Committee Meetings If it snows, check here or call 617.796.1144 after 2 pm on the day of the meeting for notice of possible cancellation or rescheduling.
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| || This agenda includes discussion of pre-proposals for: |
| • || ||affordable housing on Cherry Street (West Newton), potential $3 million CAN-DO request (revised from pre-proposal discussed at January 2016 CPC meeting) |
| • || ||affordable housing & an expanded community park on Crescent Street (Auburndale), potential $3.3 million City of Newton request |
| NOTE: The CPC uses a pre-proposal discussion only to determine whether and when it is willing to consider a full proposal, and to advise the project sponsor. The CPC votes on funding only after a public hearing on the full proposal, which is made available to the public at least 1 month before the hearing. |
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|Next deadline for submission of agenda requests & written materials: |
24 February 2016
|For CPC meeting on |
Thursday, 10 March 2016
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To be included in the packet mailed to the CPC before this hearing, written comments must be received by the deadline at left: 24 February 2016. If you cannot meet this deadline but also cannot attend the hearing to offer your comments in person, please contact staff for assistance.
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|For upcoming full agendas, pre-meeting packets, or minutes of past meetings, |
click on Committees & Meetings above.
|For future submission deadlines, click on Calendar above. |
|This Plan, adopted by Newton's CPC in February 2015, includes basic principles used to evaluate proposals, long-term targets for allocating funds among all eligible resources, and a comparison between the current 5-year list of anticipated future proposals and the program's current 5-year forecast of available funds. The Plan is posted on the Guidelines & Forms page of this website and is updated periodically. |
Upcoming Funding Deadlines
|Contact staff for assistance. |
|Monday, 29 February 2016 to request the required in-person orientation meeting with staff, for proposals aimed at the fall 2016 funding deadline. |
|Wednesday, 30 March 2016 to submit a pre-proposal for discussion with the CPC, for full proposals aimed at the fall 2016 funding deadline. |
|Friday, 30 September 2016, to submit annual round full proposals that the CPC has agreed to consider based on its previous pre-proposal discussions. |
|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. Sponsors are strongly encouraged to request their orientation meeting and submit their pre-proposals for discussion at any CPC public meeting, well ahead of the annual 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?
|Newton's Community Preservation Plan discourages 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 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. || |