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 Fall 2013 Funding Round
Eligibility forms for the fall funding round will be due in early August. Full applications will be due in early September. Please review the schedule for important dates and deadlines, and visit the links to the right for application forms and information about review criteria. 2013 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: