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.
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 (2018)
November 27, 2017 – Introduction Meeting for First Round of CPA funding
January 5, 2018- Eligibility determination forms due (Round 1)
March 2, 2018- Full applications due (Round 1)
April 2018- Applicants present at community meetings (Round 1)
April 13, 2018 – Eligibility determination forms due (Round 2)
July 13, 2018 – Applicants submit funding applications (Round 2)
September, 2018 – Applicants present at community meetings (Round 2)
October, 2018 – Committee submits recommendations to City Council for approval (Round 2)
November/December, 2018 – Review of Plan and application process
The 2018 application period has closed. An application for 2019 will be made available for the next funding round, which begins early 2019.
March 12, 2018 Round Two Info Session
To review the CPA plan, which describes the process for administering the CPA in Medford, visit the CPA plan page for more information.