City Of Holyoke, Massachusetts Community Preservation Application Information

The FY22 Grant Cycle will begin on Oct. 1st. The Eligibility Determination Form (first step in process) will be posted here. If an application was deemed eligible, the applicant will then be contacted with an invitation to complete a full application. 

To review past Eligibility Applications, Emergency Applications, Resubmissions (from FY20) and Small Grant Submissions, click HERE.

***PLEASE NOTE: IF YOUR PROJECT REQUEST IS FOR $3,000 or LESS, you may apply at any time. Please use the new SMALL GRANT APPLICATION which is streamlined and can be completed on a rolling basis.


For further inquiries on the CPA application process, contact CPA Administrator, 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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