Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Community Preservation Act Fall Funding Opportunity

The City of Boston's Community Preservation Committee Fall funding round to support historic preservation, affordable housing, and parks and open space is now open.

The first step is to complete the required Eligibility & Information Form due on September 7, 2018 and may be submitted now. CPA staff will respond within a few weeks to let you know if you will be eligible to complete the full application. It will be similar to the spring pilot application with a bit more specific information. Call or email with questions or to discuss your project. Check below for "Office Hours" where staff will be available to meet and offer assistance.

The application will be released Wednesday, August 15 with a hard deadline of Friday, September 28. Application information sessions and deadlines are  listed below:
Wednesday, August 15
Fall CPA application posted on www.boston.gov/cpa

Friday, September 7
Required Fall Eligibility & Info Form due

Tuesday, September 28 | 12-2pm | 26 Court St, Boston 02108
Community Preservation Committee (CPC) Training
How to use CPA funds to bond for greater impact.

Friday, September 28 | 5pm
Fall CPA applications due - no exceptions

* If you are a potential CPA applicant, keep reading below for 
office hour and 
application info session dates.

Fall Funding Round Priorities

The Community Preservation Committee expects to focus on affordable housing projects this fall, but all categories are welcome to apply. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

Helpful guidelines:

Affordable Housing - all applicants will be expected to complete Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) housing proposal materials. You can find them posted on the DND webpages by August 15.

Historic Preservation - the Community Preservation Committee hopes to see a commitment to ongoing stewardship of a historic resource. This includes a "Conditions Needs Assessment" or capital master plan, as well as a history of fundraising and upkeep. Historic houses of worship may apply for funds to do capital work on the exterior of the building that does not include religious imagery.

Parks & Open Space - if your project is on public land, make sure you have been in contact with the agency responsible for care and maintenance to discuss project implementation and oversight.

No request is too small and applications of up to $1 million will be accepted.

Need Help?

CPA Office Hours: Staff will be available to answer questions, talk about projects, and offer assistance.

Please RSVP so we know when you're coming | 26 Court St, 9th floor, Boston 02108
  • Monday evening, August 6 from 6-8pm
  • Thursday morning, August 9 from 9-11am
  • Wednesday lunchtime, August 15 from 12-2pm
  • Friday lunchtime, August 17, from 12 - 2 p.m.
Application Info Sessions (Bidders' Conference)

If you are applying for funds this fall, you are expected to attend an Info Session. The session will go through the application questions so you can learn what we're looking for and how to best describe your project.

Please RSVP so we know when you're coming | 26 Court St, 9th floor, Boston 02108
  • Tuesday morning, August 21 from 9-11am
  • Thursday evening, August 30 from 6-8pm
  • Wednesday afternoon, September 5 from 4-6pm

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