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Posted on: November 23, 2011

[ARCHIVED] It's Time to Submit Community Preservation Act Project Proposals!

Help spread the word! It’s time to submit proposals for funding by the Community Preservation Act. Proposals may be submitted by organizations or individuals for Affordable Housing, Historic Preservation, Open Space, or Recreation projects.

Each year the Community Preservation Act Committee issues a Request for Proposals to be funded with CPA monies from a local 1.5% property tax surcharge and an estimated 25% State Match. After review, project recommendations are made and then voted on at Amherst’s 2012 Annual Town Meeting.

The deadline for proposals is Friday, December 9, 2011. Download the Request for Proposals Letter and Application. Proposals clearly marked CPAC Proposal should be submitted to: Accounting Office, attention Sonia Aldrich, Comptroller, Town of Amherst, 4 Boltwood Ave., Amherst MA 01002. Optional submittal via email to:

Our schedule for this year:
December 9, 2011 - Deadline to submit proposals for Fiscal Year 2013 funding (7/1/2012 thru 6/30/2013) December 15, 2011 - Review proposals
January 5, 2012 - Review proposals and develop questions for proposal presentersJanuary 19, 2012 - Presentations on Affordable Housing and Recreation proposals
February 2, 2012 - Presentations on Open Space and Historic Preservation proposalsFebruary 16, 2012 - Public Hearing on proposals
March 15, 2012 - Vote recommendations on proposalsApril 19. 2012 - Create Report to Town Meeting

See the CPA Committee webpage for more details and previous proposals and funded projects.

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