Newton 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
Current Newton CPA Proposals & Projects

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


Upcoming CPC Meetings

August 2018 Meeting Canceled

The CPC will not meet in August 2018.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Please note this meeting's unusual day of the week, to avoid Rosh Hashanah. Agenda requests and associated written materials for this meeting are due by Friday, 24 August 2018.

Dates & deadlines for other CPC meetings in 2018 and 2019 are available from our Calendar link.

Other News

10 July 2018 Major CPC Decisions (all votes were unanimous)

Funding Deadlines

As of July 2018, the CPC has agreed to consider all currently pending proposals "off-cycle" (early), so no proposals will be considered based on the regular Fy19 annual 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. Deadlines for projects intending to request funds in Fy20 (fall 2019):

  • Contact staff by 29 March 2019 to request the required in-person orientation meeting.
  • Submit pre-proposals by by 24 May 2019.
  • Submit full proposals invited by the CPC, based on their pre-proposal discussions, by 4 October 2019.

Sponsors are strongly encouraged to request orientation meetings and submit pre-proposals well ahead of the deadlines for their target funding 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 within or to a PDF file no longer works, please ask staff for assistance in finding the document you need.

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