What sort of projects are eligible for CPA funding?

Projects are eligible for Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding according to the requirements described in the Massachusetts CPA legislation;

  • The acquisition, creation, and preservation of open space.
  • The acquisition, preservation, rehabilitation, and restoration of historic resources.
  • The acquisition, creation, and preservation of land for recreational use.
  • The acquisition, creation, preservation, and support of community housing
  • The rehabilitation and restoration of open space, land for recreational use, and community housing that is acquired or created using monies from the fund.

Click Here to see a helpful allowable use chart.

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1. What is the Community Preservation Act (CPA)?
2. How are CPA funds allocated?
3. When was the Community Preservation Act adopted in Framingham?
4. What is the Community Preservation Committee (CPC)?
5. When does the CPC meet?
6. Can I ask to join the Community Preservation Committee?
7. Does the CPC have a Facebook page or Twitter account that I can follow?
8. How can I contact Community Preservation Committee with questions or feedback?
9. Where does the CPA money to fund projects come from?
10. What is the CPA Surcharge and how is it shown on the tax Bill?
11. What are Exemptions for the surcharge?
12. What is the Community Preservation Plan (CPP)?
13. What sort of projects are eligible for CPA funding?
14. Can CPA funds be used for any public project in Framingham?
15. Can CPA funds be used for private projects in Framingham?
16. Do any committees in Framingham automatically get awarded any CPA funds?
17. Can Community Preservation Committee members create or submit CPA projects?
18. When can I submit a project to request CPA funding be submitted?
19. What are the steps for submitting a Framingham CPA project?
20. Where do I find the Pre-Qualification and Application forms?
21. Will the Pre-Qualification and Application forms be available in other languages?
22. Will paper Pre-Qualification and Application forms be available?
23. If my project is rejected or not recommended for funding, can I resubmit it?
24. When can I submit Pre-Qualification forms?
25. When can I submit the full application form?
26. Who gives the final approval for CPA project funding requests?
27. What actions does the City Council take with the CPC recommended projects?
28. Will there be a Community Forum for public feedback on the CPP & Application Process?