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. 


ADOPTION

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: 
 
  1. residential property owned and occupied by any person who qualifies for low- income housing, or low- or moderate-income senior housing, and  
  2. the first $100,000 of taxable value of all residential real property.  
At the 2014 Annual Town Meeting, voters approved to extend the $100,000 tax exemption to commercial and industrial property owners.  


Is our Project Eligible? 
Click this link to view a summary of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue's Allowable Uses Chart.

 

Community Preservation Plan


After adopting the Community Preservation Act, each community must develop a Community Preservation Plan to facilitate implementation of the Act, according to Section 5 (b)1 of CPA. The Community Preservation Committee must hold a public hearing and update the plan every year.  The following link represents the current year plan -

CCPC Plan



For more information visit www.communitypreservation.org , as well as view the following instructions and guidance on Canton’s specific process for application funding

For project information contact CCPC Administrator at ccpc@town.canton.ma.us or (339) 502-5729.

Schedule for Applicants

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.

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 an in the local media.

Contact Us

  1. Kristen Phelps
    CCPC Admin
    339-502-5729
    Email

    801 Washington Street
    Canton, MA 02021

    Office Hours:
    By Appointment Only
    Remote office