City Of Holyoke, Massachusetts Community Preservation Application Information

The deadline for the first phase of our 2020 application cycle, the Eligibility Determination Application, was on September 30, 2019. Those applicants who applied with the Eligibility Determination Application by the deadline were informed of their eligibility in October and 13 of these entities  submitted applications (deadline was November 15, 2019). See the list of FY20 CPA applicants/projects here.

For further inquiries on the CPA application process, contact CPA Manager, Amy Landau at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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Step 1: Pre-Application Workshop

A public meeting will be held to explain the application process, eligibility requirements, and the goals/priorities and evaluation criteria that the Community Preservation Act Committee (CPAC) will use in determining whether to recommend projects for funding.

Step 2: Determine Project Eligibility

The CPAC requires all applicants to submit a Project Eligibility Determination Form as the first step in the application process. The CPAC will review Project Eligibility Determination Forms and will inform applicants as to whether their proposed project is eligible for CPA funding.

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All proposed projects must be eligible for CPA funding according to the requirements set forth in the law before further consideration can be given.

Requirements for all projects:

  1. Consistency with the Community Preservation Plan, Open Space and Recreation Plan, and other planning documents related to community preservation that have undergone a public planning process;
  1. For projects on City property, an appropriate City department, Board, or Committee must be a co- applicant.
  1. Open space or historic resources must be permanently protected, such as with a conservation restriction or historic preservation restriction.
  1. Public access (if applicable to project);
  1. For projects related to housing development or rehabilitation, CPA funds can only be used to support the creation of units that are affordable to income-eligible households.
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