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 Newton's Current CPA Proposals & Projects

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


Upcoming Community Preservation Committee Meetings

Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 7:00 p.m., City Hall Room 204 - Please note that this meeting is on a Wednesday rather than the Committee's usual Thursday.

Meeting format: All CPC meetings are public, and the public is welcome. However, this meeting does not include any public hearings or funding votes, so time will not be set aside formally for public comments.

Agenda: For the full pre-meeting packet, click here. This agenda focuses on working sessions with the Planning & Development Dept. on:

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

  • Any project that met the March 2016 pre-proposal deadline, and for which the CPC agreed to consider a full proposal based on its pre-proposal discussion, must submit its full proposal by Friday, 30 September 2016 to be considered in the fy17 funding round.

Projects aiming at funding rounds in fy18 or later 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

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 in or to a PDF file no longer works, please ask staff for assistance in finding the document you need.

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