The Community Preservation Committee requires that all proposed projects be eligible for CPA funding according to the requirements described in the State’s CPA statute. In addition, the following questions include the criteria, as applicable, that the Committee will use to assess proposed projects.
- How will the proposed project contribute to the preservation of Nahant’s unique character and enhance Nahanter’s quality of life?
- Is the proposed project consistent with town planning documents that have received wide input and scrutiny?
- What is the feasibility of the proposed project?
- How “time sensitive” is the project? Is it urgent?
- Is the cost of this project proportionate to its objectives?
- In general, will the project serve multiple needs?
- Specifically, will the project serve more than one CPA category (i.e. affordable housing, open space, historic preservation or recreation)?
- Does the project have demonstrated community support?
- Will the project preserve currently owned town assets?
- Will the project involve the acquisition and/or protection of threatened resources?
- Will the project involve multiple sources of funding, or woll it leverage other public and/or private funding sources or in-kind services?
- If multiple sources of funding are involved, are commitments from other sources documented?
- Will this project stimulate other public/private projects in Nahant?
As the law requires, Town Meeting must approve all Community Preservation Committee funding recommendations.
Please keep in mind there are legal limitations on what CPA funds can be used for. For more information visit the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act website.
Deadline for Submission: March 12, 2021