BOSTON, MA – City Councilor Ed Flynn and City Councilor Michael Flaherty are partnering with the Office of Community Preservation to host an information session for District 2 residents on the Community Preservation Act (CPA) on Wednesday, July 7th, 6pm via Zoom.  This meeting aims to provide information and resources for residents and organizations in South Boston who may want to apply for funding from the CPA, and will discuss the funding application process, the timeline, eligible projects, and other related information.

The CPA provides funding for initiatives related to affordable housing, historic preservation, open space, and outdoor recreation facilities. Martin’s Park and the McDonough Sailing Center are two examples of projects that are funded by the CPA.  To be considered for CPA’s 2022 funding round, interested applicants need to fill out the CPA’s rolling eligibility form by August 20, 2021 at 5pm. Recognizing the opportunities that CPA presents for residents and organizations who want to preserve and improve our neighborhoods, Councilors Flynn and Flaherty are hosting this meeting to allow residents and organizations to learn more about how they can utilize CPA funding to enhance our community.

“With the new round of application for CPA funding available soon, we want to make sure that our neighbors have the information & resources ahead of time to take full advantage of this opportunity,” said Councilor Flynn. “I’m delighted to partner with Councilor Flaherty and the Office of Community Preservation to host this meeting so that residents can learn more about what CPA can do for our community.”

“When I worked to get the CPA adopted in Boston, it was because I knew the transformative effects the funds from the program would have across the city,” said Councilor Flaherty. “With over $90M authorized for projects across the city already, we are seeing those changes. I want to make sure residents in South Boston have every opportunity to harness the impact of these funds, and I encourage folks to attend this meeting and get their applications in.”

To register for the information session, please visit: https://bit.ly/2TdFf9K.  For more information, please contact Councilor Flynn’s office at 617-635-3203 and [email protected].

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