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
|For full agendas & pre-meeting packets, click on Committees & Meetings above. |
For future meeting submission deadlines, click on Calendar above.
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|NEW PROPOSALS |
scheduled for public hearings & possible funding votes by the CPC on
Thursday, 5 November 2015,
7 pm, City Hall Room 204
|• || ||1930s Mural (Newton North High School), $114,900 CPA request (historic resources – preservation & restoration) |
To read this proposal, click here.
|• || ||New Art Center (Newtonville), $72,652 CPA request (historic resources – preservation planning) |
To read this proposal, click here.
16 October 2015
|To submit written comments on either proposal above for the packet that will be mailed to the CPC prior to the November 5th public hearings. |
| ||If you cannot meet this deadline for written comments but also cannot attend the hearing, please contact staff for assistance. |
| ||The same deadline applies to other written materials or requests for either of these CPC meetings: |
|• || ||Thursday, 5 November 2015 |
|• || ||Thursday, 19 November 2015 |
|This Plan, adopted by Newton's CPC on 12 February 2015, retains the basic principles from the previous Funding Guidelines but also compares a current 5-year list of anticipated funding requests to the program's current 5-year forecast of available funding. The Plan is posted on the Guidelines & Forms page of this website and will be updated periodically. |
Upcoming Funding Deadlines
|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
|Most files on this website are in PDF format. Download the free software needed to read these files by clicking on this link: http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/ |
|If an apparent hyperlink in a PDF file no longer works, please ask for staff assistance in finding the document you need. || |