Community Preservation Committee Applications are Open- Share Your Project Ideas!

The North Andover Community Preservation Committee has opened up grant applications for projects proposed for Fiscal Year 2023. The Committee will be hosting a public hearing at their December 9th meeting for residents to share their thoughts on public needs, opportunities, and how Community Preservation Act funds should be invested. 

Join us on Thursday, December 9th at 7 p.m. in the Select Board Meeting Room at Town Hall for the meeting. Per the Community Preservation Committee’s charter, the Committee must hold an annual hearing to seek information from the public on public needs, possibilities, and resources related to community preservation. Sharing your thoughts on these topics can greatly help to guide investment in high priority community resources or even inform a project idea of your own.  

Funding for Community Preservation Committee projects is provided through a local tax surcharge and matching funds from the state. The public, Town government, and local organizations help determine how this funding is spent by proposing local projects that help to preserve community heritage, protect local resources, and foster the development of new resources. Each year the North Andover Community Preservation Committee offers funding for projects related to open space, historic preservation, recreation, and affordable housing. The Committee makes recommendations to Town Meeting, which votes on the funding. Watch this presentation from the Committee to learn more about the investments in local resources that have been made with Community Preservation Act funds over the past 20 years.

If you are interested in applying for funding, please verify that your proposed project is eligible. Learn more about project eligibility criteria here. This year’s applications are due Friday February 4th, 2022.

Find grant applications and more information on the funding process at the Community Preservation Committee web page. Please feel free to reach out with questions to Dan Beckley, Staff Planner, at dbeckley@northandoverma.gov or reach out directly to the Committee at cpcemails@northandoverma.gov.


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