The Community Preservation Act (CPA) is a smart growth tool that helps communities preserve open space and historic sites, create affordable housing, and develop outdoor recreational facilities.
Funding for these projects comes from a combination of both local and state tax revenues set aside for this purpose. In Beverly, there is a 1% surcharge on taxes levied against real property.
These funds are awarded annually through a competitive application process that launched in October (please see the Current Funding Round tab for more information).
The Community Preservation Committee invites and reviews applications submitted from individuals and groups in the Beverly community and makes funding recommendations to the Beverly City Council.
Please contact the Planning and Development Department, if you have questions about the application process and project eligibility by calling 978-605-2346. Darlene Wynne, Planning Director, is the interim staff person for the CPC.