News for December 2022

Posted on Monday, December 5, 2022

Looking to award $335K

The Community Preservation Committee has started its review of the individuals, agencies and nonprofits that are seeking a portion of the $335,000 in funding to be spent in the 2022-2023 cycle.

“We received 17 pre-applications and 14 turned into full applications,” Christian LaPlante of the Community and Economic Development Department told members of the committee last week.

The project requests totaled $972,821, according to Community Preservation Committee Chair Travis Drury. Of the applications, $100,000 was requested for housing, $96,345 for historical preservation and $776,476 for recreation and open space.

The funds — which were generated through the city’s participation in a state program that allows a 1% surcharge on property taxes — can be allocated to support projects submitted by individuals, community groups, nonprofits and government bodies that enhance affordable housing, historic preservation and outdoor recreation/open space. Greenfield voters adopted the Community Preservation Act (CPA) in November 2020.

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