Community Preservation Committee
The Community Preservation Act (MGL Chapter 44B) allows any city or town in the Commonwealth Commonwealth of Massachusetts to adopt a property tax surcharge of up to 3%, the revenues from which are matched by State funds. This fund can only be used to: preserve open space and historic sites, create affordable housing, and develop outdoor recreational facilities.
Community Preservation Committee Responsibilities include,
- Develop a Community Preservation Plan. To see Gloucester's plan visit: Gloucester's Community Preservation Plan
- Solicit public input to maintain that Plan. The CPC must hold at least one public hearing annually to get input from the general public, and use that input to keep Gloucester's Community Preservation Plan up to date.
- Review and Recommend CPA Projects. The CPC accepts project proposals from the community and reviews them with the aim of selecting the most compelling projects for recommendation to the Mayor and the City Council.
- Keep records and report on the CPA Budget. The CPC is required to keep records of all CPC meetings, proposals, and recommendations, and to submit a CPA budget annually to the City Council.
Agendas & Minutes
|First Name||Last Name||Title||Address||Term Expiration|
|Matthew||Lundberg||Chair, At Large||21 Middle Street||February 14, 2024|
|Henry||McCarl||Planning Board||28 Old Nugent Farm Road||February 14, 2023|
|Mark||Poulin||Open Space & Recreational Committee||84 High Popples Road||February 14, 2025|
|Kerry||McKenna||At-Large||35 Nashua Avenue||February 14, 2024|
|Bill||Cuff||Vice-Chair, At-Large||169 Atlantic Avenue||February 14, 2025|
|Bob||Whitmarsh||Historical Commission||2 Blueberry Lane||February 14, 2023|
|Jennifer-Lee||Levitz Aronson||Housing Authority||259 Washington Street||February 14, 2024|
|Rob||Gulla||Conservation Commission||593 Essex Avenue||February 14, 2025|
|Harry||Hoglander||At-Large||5A Curlew Court||February 14, 2024* Fulfilling Pam Tobey's term.|
Contacting the CPC
To reach the CPC please contact Gloucester's Grants Manager at Community Development or call (978) 325-5230.
Applying for CPA Funds
The 2023 CPA Funding Round will take place according to the following schedule:
Project Eligibility Forms due: Tuesday March 7, 2023
Completed Applications due: Tuesday May 2, 2023
Final Application Approval: January 2024
Funds Available: March 2024
CPC Eligibility Forms and Applications must be submitted by visiting Neighborly, a web-based grant management system. Please visit Neighborly to register and complete the required forms. For questions or assistance please contact Gloucester's Grant Manager at Community Development.
Helpful links for Potential CPA Project Applicants
- CPA Overview
- Is Our Project Allowable?
- CPA Success Stories
- Sample Application: Avis Murray Boulevard Tennis Courts
- Many more helpful articles are available by visiting Community Preservation Coalition
CPA Projects Approved in 2021
All CPA Projects
The Community Preservation Coalition maintains a database of all projects funded by the CPA, in Gloucester and other towns and cities in the Commonwealth.