The Framingham Community Preservation Committee is pleased to announce that the Committee will be accepting CPA Project Eligibility Applications beginning August 8, 2022. The Applications are available on the Framingham Community Preservation Committee Website and in the Planning and Community Development Department in the Memorial Building. Framingham adopted the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act (CPA) in November 2020 by voter referendum. In adopting the Act, voters agreed that property owners would pay a 1% annual surcharge on local property taxes that can be used solely for City quality-of-life projects, as defined by the Act. Adoption of CPA also made Framingham eligible to receive matching funds from a state CPA Trust Fund.
This Eligibility Form has been prepared to determine if a potential project qualifies under the guidelines established by the Community Preservation Act. Projects eligible for funding revenues include: open space, historic preservation, outdoor recreation, and community housing. The City’s goal is that residents, throughout the City, benefit from these projects. If a project is deemed eligible, then applicants will be invited to submit a full application. The Full Application Form should be available on or about September 1, 2022.
For further information regarding the Community Preservation Committee, visit the CPC website at https://www.framinghamma.gov/3286/Community-Preservation-Committee. If you have any questions, please contact the Committee via telephone at 508.532.5683 or via email to CPC@framinghamma.gov.