Established under M.G.L. c. 44B, the Community Preservation Act (CPA) allows Massachusetts cities and towns to raise funds through a surcharge on local real estate taxes. These funds can be used to:
Is our Project Eligible? Click this link to view a summary of the MA Department of Revenue's Allowable Uses Chart.
Projects for consideration at the 2017 Annual Town Meeting , should observe the following schedule: Pre-application period opens July 1, 2016 and forms are due by September 30, 2016.
Upon notification that a proposed project is eligible, full project applications are due by November 17, 2016
The Committee generally hosts a workshop for CPA applicants over the summer. Workshop details (date, time, location, etc.) will be announced here and in the local media.
Use the links below to access applications and other important documents. For more information about CPA -- including a comprehensive database of CPA-funded projects throughout the Commonwealth -- please refer to the Community Preservation Coalitions website at: www.communitypreservation.org.