Oct. 25 Community Preservation Act public hearing; project eligibility process now open

The Community Preservation Committee will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25 related to the use of Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds and the city’s priorities in relation to the Community Preservation Plan.

Also, the committee announces that the project eligibility application process for a new year of CPA funds is open through Nov. 5. The public hearing will be held virtually via Zoom. Participation instructions are included with the meeting agenda posted on the city website. The committee will provide an overview of previous allocations of CPA funds and welcomes public participation to understand community priorities as it begins a new year of soliciting potential projects for funding.

Eligibility project applications are due by 3 p.m. on Nov. 5. 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. Upon confirmed eligibility, projects will then be invited to submit applications for funding in early 2022.

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, www.cityofpittsfield.org. A shortcut to the page is also listed here under “Hot Topics” on the home page of the city website.
For more information, please call City Planner CJ Hoss at 413-499-9366 or email at choss@cityofpittsfield.org.