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
30 April 2014,
7:15 pm,
City Hall Room 209

This agenda includes committee business as well as the items below. For the full agenda, click here. The pre-meeting packet will be online by April 23rd.
final report on a Newtonville affordable housing project
continued working session and possible funding vote: Farlow Park Pond & Bridge (Newton Corner), CPA request $476,780, total cost $582,380
working session and possible funding vote: Historic Burying Grounds phase 3 (Newton Centre), CPA request $208,007, total cost $276,210
29 May 2014,
7 pm, City Hall Room 209
The deadline for requesting time on or submitting materials for this agenda is 9 May 2014.
For all current proposals, public hearings have now been held, and the deadline for submitting written comments has now passed.
Further written comments on specific items, including proposals, can be forwarded to the CPC if received by the pre-meeting deadlines listed in the Committee's online Calendar.

Upcoming Funding Deadlines

For projects that met the February 2014 deadline for requesting the required in-person orientation meeting with staff, and the March 2014 deadline for submission of pre-proposals, full proposals are due by 1 October 2014.

Projects that missed these 2014 deadlines should request their required orientation meetings and submit their pre-proposals as soon as possible to qualify for the 2015 proposal round. The Committee has more time for thoughtful discussion of early pre-proposals, which also help the Committee consider reserving current funds for future proposals.

New Help with 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.

Staff Contact Mailing Address
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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