Councilor Flynn Urges South End Neighbors to Apply for CPA Funds by Sept. 3

As the deadline for the 2022 funding round for the Community Preservation Act grants approaches, Councilor Ed Flynn is urging South End residents to apply for CPA funding for relevant projects. Interested applicants would need to contact the Community Preservation team regarding their eligibility, then submit the CPA’s rolling eligibility form by Friday, September 3, 2021 at 5pm.

In early August, City Councilor Ed Flynn partnered with the Office of Community Preservation to host an information session for District 2 residents on the Community Preservation Act (CPA). The meeting provided information and resources for South End residents, nonprofits, community and youth sports organizations to apply for CPA funding. The Councilor also emphasized that with 15 applications submitted over 4 rounds, and 7 projects subsequently approved, it’s critical for community organizations and neighbors to apply so that we do not lose out on available funding to help improve and preserve our neighborhood. With half of South End applications awarded funding, it’s also crucial for those who may have been denied in the past to re-apply and continue to stay engaged with the CPA team.

CPA provides funding for initiatives related to affordable housing, historic preservation, open space, and outdoor recreation facilities. From 2018 to 2021, there were 15 applications from South End, and the following seven approved for CPA funding:

• South End House – $46,260

• Union United – $400,000

• Peters Park – $146,000

• Francis Dane House – $100,000

• League of Women for Community Service – $400,000

• St. Augustine and St. Martin – $200,000

• Crite Park – $250,000

To be considered for CPA’s 2022 funding round, interested applicants need to please contact the Community Preservation team regarding eligibility at 617-635-0545 and [email protected] before filling out the CPA’s rolling eligibility form by Friday, September 3, 2021 at 5pm. The form can be accessed through the Office of Community Preservation’s website at www.boston.gov/cpa. If CPA staff reviews the project and determines that it can be funded under CPA requirements, the applicant will be invited to complete an application for CPA grants. An outline of the application steps can be found here: https://www.boston.gov/community-preservation/how-apply-community-preservation-funds. For more information, including to request translation or interpretation services, please contact [email protected]

“I’m calling on South End neighbors to contact CPA and apply for funding by September 3rd so that our community has the chance to receive funding for initiatives on affordable housing, historic preservation, open space, and outdoor recreation,” said Councilor Flynn. “CPA funding is an important resource for our community, and neighbors should take full advantage of this funding opportunity so that we can further strengthen and improve our neighborhoods. “  For more information, please contact Councilor Flynn’s office at 617-635-3203 and [email protected]

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