Greenfield Community Preservation Committee Seeks Project Funding Input
Applications were received for three affordable housing, four historical preservation, and five outdoor recreation projects, totaling over $1.4 million in requested funding. Over the last few months, the CPC has met with applicants to delve deeper into their proposals. All applications are available for review on the Community Preservation Committee’s page on the city website at https://greenfield-ma.gov/cpcfunding.
This year, the committee has $300,000 to allocate to Community Preservation Act projects. The CPA funds were generated through the City’s participation in a state program that allows a 1 percent surcharge on property taxes to be dedicated to these priorities. A percentage of local revenues are matched by the state each year. Greenfield voters approved the program in November 2020.
“We want the public to let us know which projects they do or do not want to see funded this year,” said Community Preservation Committee Chair Travis Drury. “The CPC received a nice variety of applications this year and we want to make sure the projects most important to people are the projects we recommend to City Council for funding. Any project that isn’t funded this year is eligible to reapply in future years.”
Following the public input process, the Community Preservation Committee will meet on March 21 to discuss the community feedback that was received. On March 28, the CPC will meet to decide which projects to recommend to the City Council for funding. All upcoming meetings will have a hybrid format to allow the public to join remotely via Zoom.
The public is also welcome to make their voice heard through a survey established by the CPC. Responses are due on Thursday, February 29:
Those interested in learning more about the process are encouraged to attend an upcoming meeting or contact Community Development Assistant Christian LaPlante at 413-772-1548, ext. 4 or email@example.com.