Apply for Funding / Timeline

The CPA funding process

CPA funds are awarded through a grant application process.  Applications for CPA funds entail two stages:

1)   Applicants must first submit an Eligibility Determination Form  (EDF) which is used to determine whether the project meets the eligibility criteria for CPA funding under state law. (The Committee’s determination that a project is eligible for CPA funds does not reflect endorsement of the proposed project.)

2)   Applicants whose projects are deemed to be eligible are then invited to submit a Full Application. Applicants will be asked to present their proposals in a public meeting before the Committee selects projects to recommend for funding.

CPC funding recommendations are submitted to the Mayor and to City Council for approval. In order to be funded, each project must be recommended by the CPC and approved by City Council. 

Annual Timeline

In November/December, after making the current year’s funding recommendations to the City Council, the Community Preservation Committee will undertake a review of the Community Preservation Plan priorities and funding criteria, and prepare a funding application packet for the following year. Applications for the next round of funding will become available in January. Eligibility forms will be due in the Spring, with full applications due in the Summer. The Committee will then review applications and submit recommendations to City Council in the Fall.

Key dates (2019)

February 25, 2019- CPA Information Night (City Council Chambers, 7pm- 8:30pm)

February 28, 2019 – Informational Meeting for 2019 round CPA funding (Medford Media Center, 6:30pm)

April 26, 2019 - Eligibility determination forms due (extension to 5/24/19 may be granted upon written request received by 4/26/19)

September 20, 2019 - Full applications due 

November,  2019 – Applicants present at community meeting 

December 2019/January, 2020 – Committee submits recommendations to City Council for approval

February-April, 2020 – Annual review of community needs and application process 

Medford CPA Historical Timeline

Small Grants Application Process

Applicants seeking grants of up to $5,000 for projects with a total cost of up to $10,000 should use the Small Grants Combined Eligibility and Application form. Small Grants applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. A total of $50,000 will be available for small grants in this funding year.

Small Grant Pamphlet

Application Forms

2019 CPA Application Packet

2019 Small Grants Application Packet

February 28, 2019 Funding Round Info Session Presentation:



View the 2019 Funding Round Info Session Presentation Slides

To review the CPA plan, which describes the process for administering the CPA in Medford, visit the CPA plan page for more information.