CPA Grant Application and Instructions 

The Community Preservation Act (CPA) helps communities preserve open space and historic resources, create affordable housing, and develop outdoor recreational facilities to benefit the public. 

Concord typically distributes grants for CPA-eligible projects from the Concord Community Preservation Fund once per year. The Community Preservation Committee (CPC) accepts applications for projects in September for distribution the following July.

The application deadline for 2023 Annual Town Meeting has passed. 

The next application deadline will be Friday, September 8, 2023, at 12:00 noon for the 2024 Annual Town Meeting (FY25 funding). 

Grant Schedule  
Public Information Sessions  April 18 and May 16, 2023
Application Deadline September 8, 2023, 12:00 noon
Deadline to submit letters of support November 17, 2023
CPC recommendations for Annual Town Meeting Winter 2023
Annual Town Meeting vote Around April 30, 2024
Grant funding becomes available July 1, 2024
Project Completion December 31, 2026

Where should a potential applicant begin?

Is your project eligible for Community Preservation Act Funds?
Please read the Project Eligibility Requirements carefully. 

Does your project meet Concord community needs and goals?
The project should meet Concord’s General Selection Criteria, and specific high-priority needs and goals for community housing, open space, recreation and historic preservation identified in the 2023 Concord Community Preservation Plan

Does your organization or individual have a federal tax identification number (a legal requirement for all government funding)?

Do you have the consent of the property owner?

Does the grant schedule meet your project schedule needs?

If you are not certain whether your project fits the criteria, please contact Ann Clifford, Senior Planner in the Planning Division at 978-318-3290

For more information, contact the Planning Division at or (978) 318-3290.