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.
ADOPTIONIn 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. https://www.communitypreservation.org/DOR-Allowable-Uses-2012.pdf
COMMUNITY PRESERVATION PLAN
SCHEDULE FOR APPLICANTS
Projects for consideration at the 2020 Annual Town Meeting should observe the following schedule: Pre-application period opens September 1, 2019 and forms are due by 5:00 pm on Friday, October 4, 2019. 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 Friday, November 15, 2019.
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.