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Community Preservation Act: Deadline in September

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City Councilor Ed Flynn and City Councilor Michael Flaherty recently held a neighborhood meeting with Director Christine Poff and her team on the Community Preservation Act (CPA) at the Tynan Elementary School in South Boston. The meeting provided an opportunity for the elected officials to connect residents and civic organizations in South Boston with information and resources available regarding the application process, the timeline, eligible projects, and other pertinent information.

The CPA provides funding for initiatives related to affordable housing, historic preservation, open space, and outdoor recreation facilities. Martin’s Park, the McDonough Sailing Center dock, and St. Augustine’s Chapel are examples of South Boston projects that were funded by the CPA in previous rounds. The  current application round for the fall is now open and eligibility forms are due September 6th. The application round will close Friday, September 27th at 4pm. 

“With the new round for applications for CPA now open, it was important for us to hold this meeting so that our neighbors and civic groups have the resources to take full advantage of this opportunity,” said Councilor Flynn. “It was great to partner with Councilor Flaherty and Director Poff’s team to ensure that residents are aware of all of the ways that CPA funding can help to enhance our community.”

“The City of Boston’s Community Preservation program provides opportunities for our residents to secure funding for affordable housing, open space projects and historic preservation,” said Councilor Flaherty. “As our neighborhood continues to face significant growth and development, the CPA is a key tool to ensure that residents have a voice in the betterment of our community.”

For more information, please contact Community Preservation at 617-635-0277, Councilor Flynn’s office at 617-635-3203 or ed.flynn@boston.gov, and Councilor Flaherty’s office at 617-635-4205. or michael.flaherty@boston.gov. 

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