Latest CPA News

After Tallying the New FY2014 CPA Project Statistics, CPA Program Sees Strong Growth in Open Space Preservation
Now that CPA communities have finished entering their FY2014 project appropriations into the state Community Preservation Projects database, it's clear that last year was a busy one for CPA.
CPA Trust Fund to Receive $11.4 Million in Surplus Funding
The state closed the books on FY14 this week, and due to last minute budget pressures, the state surplus was smaller than expected. According to the Commonwealth's Statutory Basis Financial Report (SBFR), the state's FY2014 budget surplus will be sufficient to transfer $11.4 million to the statewide CPA Trust Fund.
Today Eight Communities Set to Vote on CPA Adoption, Two on Surcharge Increases
Eight towns and cities will vote on CPA adoption and two additional communities will vote on CPA surcharge increases.
Do the State’s procurement laws apply to CPA projects?
Do the state’s procurement and prevailing wage laws apply to CPA projects, particularly grants to private groups?
Coalition seeks Community Preservation Coalition Communications Coordinator
The Communications Coordinator handles all communications-related and administrative activities for the Community Preservation Coalition, supporting the community outreach and advocacy efforts of the Executive and Associate Director and the Coalition’s Steering Committee.
Egremont and Otis Campaign for CPA in the Berkshires
The Arlington CPA Campaign
On November 4, voters in Arlington, Massachusetts will vote on whether to adopt the Community Preservation Act (CPA) and implement a 1.5% surcharge on local real estate tax bills to raise funds for CPA purposes.
The Berkley CPA Campaign
At their June annual town meeting, Berkley residents voted overwhelmingly in favor of a November 4 ballot question on adopting the Community Preservation Act (CPA) with a 1 % surcharge on local real estate tax bills.
The Woburn CPA Campaign
On November 4, voters in Woburn, Massachusetts, will decide whether to adopt the Community Preservation Act (CPA) and implement a 1% CPA surcharge on local property tax bills.
CPA Campaigns Rev Up as November Election Approaches
In less than one month, voters in six towns and two cities across the Commonwealth will take their turn at the ballot to decide on whether the Community Preservation Act is right for their community.
Want to Learn More about CPA and Affordable Housing?
Start by attending one of the North Shore Regional Housing Forum this fall, which features local presentations each month on leveraging CPA funds to meet your community's housing needs.
Town of Canton Seeks CPA Administrative Staff
The Town of Canton is looking to hire a CPA Administrator to support their community's implementation of the Community Preservation Act.
The New Bedford CPA Campaign
With unanimous support from the City Council, on July 31, New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell signed a city ordinance placing the question of whether to adopt the Community Preservation Act (CPA) with a 1.5% surcharge on local property taxes on the city’s November ballot.
The Boxborough CPA Campaign
At the spring 2014 Town Meeting, Boxborough residents approved putting a question on the November ballot to adopt the Community Preservation Act (CPA) with a 1% surcharge on local property taxes.
When CPA Funds a Housing Trust, a Grant Agreement is a Must!
Coalition publishes sample grant agreement for appropriations to Housing Trusts