What is the Community Preservation Act?

The Community Preservation Act (CPA) is a Massachusetts law that establishes a local community preservation fund for open space protection, historic rehabilitation, affordable housing and outdoor recreation in the City of Holyoke. Approved by voters in 2016, funds for the program are generated through a surcharge of 1.5% and an annual disbursement from the statewide Community Preservation Trust Fund. The program is led by the Community Preservation Act Committee (CPAC), a nine-member volunteer committee with the support of a staff member. Learn more about the Committee here.


CPA Meeting - 7.8.20, 6 PM

(Also available later at Holyoke Media's YouTube Channel).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ban on gatherings on the local, state and federal level, our CPC Meetings are now being held via ZOOM Meeting. All meetings will be broadcast live on Channel 15 or Channel 12 (if necessary).


FY19 Project Update:

The Smith's Ferry Cemetery Gravestone Project is now complete! Ten headstones have been restored. Read the full report

Work has begun on the Stained Glass City Hall Restoration Project! Read the latest update.

The Holyoke Boys & Girl's Club Playground Project has broken ground! Read an update here.

The Annex Lanterns Project is almost complete! The lanterns are finished and ready for installation. More info to come.


FY20 Project Update:

Please see our last newsletter update.

See FY20 project proposals and funding requests.


FY19 Approved Projects

To view our approved projects for FY19 CPA funding, click here


How to Stay Informed

We have a dedicated Facebook page! Please "Like" us and check in frequently for news updates.

Our meetings are also available on Holyoke Media's Youtube Channel.


CPA Administrator

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), CPA Administrator, via email or phone at (413) 561-1647 for inquiries. Office hours are by appointment (located on the 2nd floor of City Hall, Rm. 6 - ballroom level).


Application Deadlines

For a complete timeline, click here.