About the CPA
The CPA allows communities to create a local Community Preservation Fund to raise money through a surcharge of up to 3% of the real estate tax levy on real property for open space protection, historic preservation and the provision of affordable housing. The act also created a state matching fund to supplement local revenues collected. Community Preservation Coalition 'About the CPA' page
CPC Seeks Applicants for Spring 2014 Funding Round
Eligibility forms for the spring funding round are due on January 10, 2014.
Full applications are due February 4, 2014. Please review the schedule for important dates and deadlines, and visit the links to the right for application forms and information about review criteria. Please contact staff with any questions. 2014 Round 1 Review Schedule
The CPC has completed work on its bi-annual update of the Community Preservation Plan. The Plan serves as a reference about the needs, possibilities and resources for community preservation, and also acts as a guide for submittal and review of CPA project applications.
CPC 5 Year Report to City Council
Click here to view the 5 Year Report to City Council. This report was presented to council on September 15, 2011. CPC 5 Year Report to City Council
CPC Funded Projects
Please click the below link to view an interactive map of all projects funded through the Northampton CPA. The map contains links to more information about each project.
CPC Project Map
Exemptions to CPA Surcharge
Northampton provides exemptions to the CPA surcharge for:
the first $100,000 of assessed value; and
for low income individuals and moderate income seniors
Find out more about these exemptions: