Latest CPA News


Marblehead Ramps Up Campaign Effort
4/20/2014
Marblehead CPA advocates have begun to ramp up their effort to educate local residents about the benefits of the Community Preservation Act. To this end, the Marblehead CPA Committee recently rolled out a new website, Preserve Marblehead, to host information and cajole collaboration.
Manchester Passes First-of-its-Kind Surcharge Increase at Town Meeting
4/8/2014
Yesterday, the Town of Manchester got one step closer to realizing a 60+ acre community preservation project to provide the town with new athletic fields and more than 40 acres of conservation land.
House Ways & Means Budget Includes $25 Million for CPA
3/26/2014
We've cleared the first hurdle in our campaign to renew the $25 million for the CPA Trust Fund! The House Committee on Ways and Means released their state budget proposal today, and it included a $25 million transfer from the FY14 budget surplus to the CPA Trust Fund.
State Announces 23% Projected CPA Trust Fund Match for Fall 2014
3/13/2014
In a bulletin released yesterday, the state's Department of Revenue (DOR) announced that CPA communities can expect a 23% projected distribution on round one this fall.
State House Deciding On CPA Funding Right Now
2/11/2014
Budget season is underway on Beacon Hill, and the Coalition is advocating for another $25 million from this year's state budget surplus for CPA.
New 2014 HUD Income Limits Released; CPA Limits Posted
2/3/2014
The new 2013 Housing and Urban Development (HUD) income guidelines have been released. These figures are used by CPA communities to determine eligibility for exemptions to the CPA surcharge, and the income limits for those who will occupy CPA-funded community housing developments.
Recent Downward Trend in CPA Trust Fund Collections
1/23/2014
Although the state CPA Trust Fund collections have been very strong over the last year as the economy and house market have strengthen post recession, the Fund has taken as recent downward trend.
Strong Turnout at Third Annual Kuehn Community Preservation Awards
1/19/2014
Today more than a hundred advocates, legislatures and friends of CPA gathered at the State House’s Great Hall to partake in this year’s Kuehn Community Preservation Awards.
"An Act to Sustain Community Preservation Revenue" Receives Favorable Recommendation
1/18/2014
Legislation has been filed at the State House that would provide for a higher CPA Trust Fund distribution for all 172 CPA communities.
CPA enhances state regionalization goals
1/17/2014
Even though CPA is adopted and implemented on the local level by individual municipalities, its project don't always have to stay within town lines.
Marblehead CPA Campaign Gains Widespread Support
1/15/2014
Supporters of CPA in Marblehead have continued to pass a number of hurdles over the past few months. Most recently, the campaign earned the support of the town's Rec and Parks Commission.
Stow Community Preservation Committee Seeks CPA Administrator
1/12/2014
Kuehn Award Recipients to be honored at 2014 State House CPA Celebration
12/6/2013
The Coalition is pleased to announce that the following individuals have been selected to receive Kuehn Community Preservation Awards at the 3rd Annual ceremony this January.
Arlington Land Trust to discuss CPA at Annual Meeting on 1/27
12/4/2013
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Significantly Higher CPA Trust Fund Distribution Announced
11/14/2013
Today the DOR released the State Trust Fund's distribution representing a 52.23% match for round one.