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. 


    Newton CPA Program snow notice

    If it snows, check here or call 617.796.1144 after 2 pm on the day of the meeting for a notice of possible cancellation or rescheduling.

    Upcoming Community Preservation Committee Meetings
    For pre-meeting submission deadlines, click on Calendar under 'Navigation' above.
    ROOM RENUMBERING at CITY HALL: On 1 January 2015, Room 209 (Theodore Mann Conference Room) became Room 204.  CPC meetings are in the same room as before. Only the room number has changed.
    23 January 2014 Deadline to request time on and submit written materials
    to the CPC for the following agenda:
    Thursday, 12 February 2014,
    7 pm, City Hall Room 204

    Community Preservation Committee

    This agenda will include a public hearing on affordable housing proposed for Taft Avenue (West Newton). To read the full proposal, click here. All members of the public are welcome to comment at the hearing. Written comments submitted by January 23rd can be included in the CPC's pre-meeting packet. 

    Upcoming Funding Deadlines
    1 February 2015 to request the required in-person orientation meeting with staff. For contact information, click here or scroll down.
    1 March 2015 to submit pre-proposals for discussion with the CPC at one of its regular public meetings
    1 October 2015 to submit full proposals the Committee has agreed to consider, based on its pre-proposal discussions
    Sponsors are strongly encouraged to request their orientation meetings and submit their pre-proposals well ahead of these 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?
    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
    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 a PDF file no longer works, please ask for staff assistance in finding the document you need.