Community Preservation Program

CPA FY21 GRANT ROUND OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 22, 2020
The Yarmouth Community Preservation Committee is accepting Community Preservation Act (CPA) grant applications until Thursday, October 22, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. for consideration at the spring 2021 Annual Town Meeting. 

Click view the submission guidelines and procedures

Click here for the fillable 2021 Project Application Form

Click here for the fillable Project Interest Form for Future Consideration
  
CPA OVERVIEW
The Community Preservation Act (CPA) MGL. c. 44B was enacted by the state to allow any Town in Massachusetts to adopt a property tax surcharge of up to 3%, the revenues from which and any matching State funds (up to 100%) could be appropriated for community housing, historic preservation, open space, and recreation projects.

In January 2005, Yarmouth voters adopted a 3% property tax surcharge under the Community Preservation Act and withdrew from the Cape Cod Landbank. Since then, the Town appointed a nine-member Community Preservation Committee and Town Meeting has approved projects based on Community Preservation Committee recommendations.

CPA funds may be spent on qualifying projects in the four target areas of community housing, historic preservation, open space, and recreation. These funds cannot be used for any other purposes.