Newton Community Preservation Program


Snow Strategy

If a Newton CPC meeting must be canceled for weather reasons, the cancellation will be posted by 2 pm on the day of the meeting here, on the program's Facebook page, and on the automatic voice message at 617.796.1144. If no notice has been posted by that time, the meeting will be held as scheduled.


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 Newton's Current CPA Proposals & Projects Newton CPA: current proposals and projects

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


New deadlines for projects intending to submit proposals in Fy18 (fall 2017): request orientation meetings by 3 April 2017, submit pre-proposals by 1 May 2017  

Upcoming Meetings

The CPC meeting agenda for Thursday, 6 April 2017, starting at 7 pm in City Hall Room 204, includes discussions of program finances, allowable uses of CPA funds, Newton CPA funding for affordable housing and private historic buildings, and two potential projects:

  • Auburn Street [Auburndale] - pre-proposal for affordable housing & historic preservation
    (CPC discussions of pre-proposals are advisory and do not include funding votes.)
  • Jackson Road New Senior Housing [Newton Corner] - update on future Newton Housing Authority proposal

For the full April 6th agenda and pre-meeting packet, click here.

For the CPC's 11 May 2017 meeting, requests for time on the agenda and written materials for the pre-meeting packet are due by 24 April 2017.

For submission deadlines and dates of later CPC meetings, use our Calendar link.

Fy 18 Funding 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. Sponsors of projects aimed at the Fy18 funding round must:

  • contact staff by 3 April 2017 (previously 3 February 2017) to request an in-person orientation meeting
  • submit a pre-proposal by 1 May 2017 (previously 3 March 2017), for discussion with the CPC at one of the Committee's regular public meetings
  • if the CPC invites submission of a full proposal, submit that proposal by 2 October 2017

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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