Canton Community Preservation Committee (CCPC)
COMMUNITY PRESERVATION ACT
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:
- acquire, create and preserve open space;
- acquire, preserve, rehabilitate or restore historic resources;
- acquire, create, preserve and support community housing; and
- acquire and preserve land for recreational use.
In the General Election of 2012, Canton residents voted to adopt the CPA with
a 1% surcharge on all real estate property tax bills with two exemptions:
- residential property owned and occupied by any person who qualifies for low- income housing, or low- or moderate-income senior housing, and
- the first $100,000 of taxable value of all residential real property.
Is our Project Eligible? Click this link to view a summary of the MA Department of Revenue's Allowable Uses Chart.
COMMUNITY PRESERVATION PLAN
SCHEDULE FOR APPLICANTS
Projects for consideration at the 2018 Annual Town Meeting should observe the following schedule: Pre-application period opens July 1, 2017 and forms are due by 5:00 pm on Friday, October 6, 2017. Submittal of a pre-application is a mandatory first step in the application process.
Upon notification that a proposed project is eligible, Full Project Applications for CPA Funding are due by 5:00 pm on November 17, 2017.
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.