Community Preservation Committee to Host Public Hearing and Announces Project Eligibility Application Deadline

The Community Preservation Committee has scheduled a public hearing at 6 p.m. Oct. 15 for comments related to the first year of awarding Community Preservation Act funds and the city’s priorities in relation to the Community Preservation Plan adopted this past January.

The meeting will be held in Room 203 in City Hall, 70 Allen St.  The committee will provide an overview of the city’s first year in operation and welcomes public participation to understand community priorities as it begins year two of soliciting potential projects for funding. 

The committee also announces that the Project Eligibility Application for year two is now available, due by the end of business on Dec. 3, 2018.  The application process involves two steps. The first is a determination of whether a project is eligible for Community Preservation Act funds under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 44B.  A digital version of the application for this first step is available through the Community Preservation Committee webpage referenced below.  Paper copies are available through the Department of Community Development at City Hall.  Upon confirmed eligibility, projects will then be invited to submit applications for funding. 

A link to the Community Preservation Plan and eligibility application can be found through the Community Preservation Committee page located through the city’s website,  A shortcut to the page is also listed under “Hot Topics” on the home page of the city website.

For more information, please call CJ Hoss, City Planner, at 413-499-9366 or email at