Community Preservation Committee to host public hearing on CPA funds - Sept. 16

The Community Preservation Committee has scheduled a public hearing at 6 p.m. Sept. 16 for comments related to the use of Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds and the city’s priorities in relation to the Community Preservation Plan. 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 two years in operation and welcomes public participation to understand community priorities as it begins year three of soliciting potential projects for funding. 

The committee also announces that the Project Eligibility Application for year three is now available, due by the close of business (4 p.m.) on Nov.1.  The application process involves two steps. The first is a determination of whether a project is eligible for CPA 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 can be obtained through the Department of Community Development at City Hall.  Upon confirmed eligibility, projects will then be invited to submit applications for funding in early 2020. 

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

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