Guidelines & Applications

IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you are not the owner(s) of the property for which you are seeking CPC funds, it is required that you receive permission from the owner(s) of the property/building before applying for a CPC grant to do work there.  (For instance, if your project is requesting funds to do work on a building or on land owned by the Town, you must get on the Board of Selectmen’s meeting agenda to request permission to do the work, and you must receive that permission prior to the deadline for submitting a Final CPC application.)  CPC will not entertain an application without this permission.

Manual and Applications

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Upcoming CPC Dates - As of 2/13/19

    March 6, 2019: CPC Meeting
    April 3, 2019:  CPC Meeting

    April 22, 2019:  Annual Town Meeting
    May 8, 2019:  CPC Meeting

Please note, CPC presented to Advisory Committee and Board of Selectmen on January 22.  The Board of Selectmen and the Advisory Committee will vote on which projects they support at a later date.  If you are interested in those meetings, please sign up on the website to receive agendas from the Advisory Committee.  Thank you.


May 21, 2018:  Community Preservation Committee Accepting Applications 

The Community Preservation Committee is now accepting new applications for grants appropriated by the Town of Hingham’s CPA funds.  Funds from this account can be used for Historic Restoration, Open Space, Recreation and Community Housing projects.  The grants will receive final approval at Annual Town Meeting April 2019; however, the CPC board members will begin to review the new applications in early Fall of 2018.  There is a CPC Process Manual located on the Town’s website if you would like more details regarding these grants.

The 2-step application process deadline is outlined below:


Step 1:  Preliminary CPA Application – Deadline:  8/24/18
Available:  5/21/18 in the Clerk Office, CPC office and on the Town’s website under CPC
Please complete and submit as soon as you know of a worthy project.   Once submitted to the CPC Office, a CPC staff member will contact you to confirm that your project falls within the boundaries of eligibility and then a CPC Project Manager will be assigned by CPC Chair to assist you with completing the application. If your Preliminary CPA Application is eligible, then you would proceed to Step 2:

Step 2:  Final CPA Application – Deadline:  10/12/18

For those of you who submitted a Preliminary application that was accepted, your final application is due 10/12/18.

Where to Submit your Application:
Completed applications should be submitted to Carol Costello – CPC Office/Engineering Dept, located at the DPW building (2nd Floor) 25 Bare Cove Park Drive, Hingham. 

The deadline for submitting an application is 4:00 P.M. on Friday, 8/24/18
Please feel free to contact Carol Costello directly if you have any questions by email  or by phone (781) 804-2306.

Statement from Robert Curley, 2015-2016 Chair of CPC - Mandatory 2-step process

"Last year the CPC instituted the use of an optional preliminary application for grants of CPA funds and advised that the use of the preliminary application would become mandatory for grant applications in the 2015/2016 grant cycle. The CPC has found the preliminary application very useful in determining project qualifications, in assigning project managers and in allowing CPC staff and project managers to provide early guidance to project proponents concerning the timely submission of final grant applications and all necessary supporting documents. The CPC encourages early submission of the preliminary application, early consultation with CPC staff, and early submission of the final application and supporting documents. Absent extraordinary circumstances, the CPC will defer consideration of proposals to a later year for projects where there is no preliminary application and an untimely and/or incomplete final application lacking required supporting documentation. The CPC has typically received proposals for awards which far exceed available CPA funds and can best perform its function when it has timely and complete applications. Extraordinary circumstances might include potential open space acquisitions which only become available after the application deadlines."