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 pre-meeting submission deadlines, click on Calendar under 'Navigation' above. 
11 December 2014,
7 pm, City Hall Room 209
The primary item on this agenda is a PUBLIC HEARING
on the full proposal for land acquisition and site improvements at the 
Waban Hill Reservoir (Chestnut Hill, $1,073,446 requested).
For the full text of the proposal, click here
or on Proposals & Projects - Pending under 'Navigation' above.

Upcoming Funding Deadlines
1 February 2015 to request the required in-person orientation meeting with staff 
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.