City of Salem, MA

12/06/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/06/2023 11:23

Salem CPA Determination of Eligibility Application Available

The Community Preservation Committee (CPC) has released its FY24 Community Preservation Plan and FY23 Annual Report. The Community Preservation Plan is used to guide the CPC's decision-making when reviewing and recommending projects for Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding. It also references several planning documents that have been vetted through public processes and summarizes some of the relevant needs, goals and recommendations of those plans. The plan also serves as an annual report - summarizing the status of funded projects and including copies of the required State reports.

The CPC uses a two-step application process for reviewing funding proposals, beginning with a brief Eligibility Application. This application enables applicants to know if their project is eligible under CPA regulations prior to submitting the more comprehensive Funding Application. Eligibility Applications may be submitted to the CPC at any time. However, in order to be considered for the FY24 funding round, applicants are encouraged to submit their Eligibility Applications no later than January 5, 2024. For projects that are determined eligible, applicants will then be invited to submit a Funding Application. The CPC's tentative deadline for the receipt of Funding Applications is March 22, 2024. Submitted applications will be reviewed in accordance with the evaluation criteria and the goal of the CPC is to submit funding recommendations to the City Council in May 2024.

CPC Chair Bart Hoskins stated, "We are pleased to announce the 10th round of applications for CPA funding. Over the past decade, more than $10 million in CPA funds have been awarded, providing enormous public benefit to Salem residents."

"CPA has made it possible for the City of Salem to address needs of open space and recreation, historic preservation, and community housing," said Mayor Dominick Pangallo, "Affordable housing continues to be very important and I am pleased that the Community Preservation Committee has recommended CPA support for hundreds of units of new affordable housing. I'm grateful for the volunteer members of the CPC and the City staff who support them in the work that they do."

The FY24 Community Preservation Plan and FY23 Annual Report, FY24 Determination of Eligibility Application and other information on the CPA can be found at

Lisa Peterson
Chief of Staff, Mayor Dominick Pangallo