Guidelines & Applications

Manual & Applications

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Upcoming Important Dates - As of July 18, 2017

  August 25, 2017 - Preliminary CPA Application due
  September 6, 2017 - First CPC Meeting to kick off new season
  October 13, 2017 - Final CPA Application due (only if your preliminary was approved)
  Oct 22 and/or Oct 29 - Site Visits

JUNE 1, 2017:  Community Preservation Committee Accepting Applications

The Community Preservation Committee is accepting new applications for grants from the 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 2018; however, the CPC members will begin to review new applications early fall 2017.  There is a CPC Process Manual located on the Town’s website: if you would like more information.

This 2-step application process deadlines are outlined below: 

Step 1:  Preliminary CPA Application – Deadline:  8/25/17
Available:  5/1/17 in the Clerk Office, CPA 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 ApplicationDeadline:  10/13/17
For those of you who submitted a Preliminary application that was accepted, your final application is due 10/13/17.

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

The deadline for submitting an application is 4:00 P.M. on Friday, August 25, 2017.
Please feel free to contact Carol Costello directly if you have any questions by email  or by phone (781) 741-1430.

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."