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Community Preservation Act Committee

Eligibility Applications for FY2020 projects (for approval at May 2019 Town Meeting) are now available.  Similar to previous years, prospective applicants will be required to submit Eligibility Applications by Friday, November 2, 2018, with Full Applications due by Wednesday, January 9, 2019.  For guidance, the application and information on the funding process for FY2020 is available HERE. 

The Community Preservation Act (CPA) was enacted by legislation to provide dedicated funding for preservation of open space, historic resources and community housing. CPA funding is provided through a local real estate tax surcharge and a statewide Registry of Deeds surcharge. Easton adopted the CPA in 2001. For more information CPA and how it works, click here.


Easton’s voters adopted the CPA because they recognized the importance of preserving the treasures that comprise Easton’s character and contribute to our quality of life.


Since adopting the CPA, Easton's CPA funds have been used to acquire open space, construct playgrounds, preserve historically significant structures and protect community housing.  For a list of previously approved projects, click Projects & Proposals in the box on the left.

In 2015 the Easton CPC adopted its first Community Preservation Plan.  The Plan includes a history of the CPA in Easton, past project and financial information, and project priorities for each CPA category (Housing, Historic Resources, Open Space and Recreation). 
The 2015 CPA Plan is available here.


Visit the statewide Community Preservation Coalition's website at for more information about the Community Preservation Act.


To see Community Preservation Fund Financial reports, please see this page.

Please click on the links below to view applications and funding award letters for CPA projects approved at Town Meeting for Fiscal Year 2018.  Please note that the funds awarded may be different from requested amounts.  
Affordable Housing Trust and award letter
Ames Library Site Improvements and award letter
Frothingham Park Gazebo and Tennis Court and award letter
Oliver Ames High School Practice Fields and award letter
Oliver Ames High School Turf Field and award letter
Oakes Ames Memorial Hall Restoration and award letter

For a list and description of previously approved CPA projects in Easton, please click here.


Member Position:
Term ends:
James Lee
Chair, Citizen representative
Gregory Strange
Vice-Chair, Planning & Zoning representative
Michael Goodman
Conservation Commission representative
Edmund Hands
Citizen representative
Avery Lee Williams
Clerk, Citizen representative
Dennis Sheedy
Easton Housing Authority representative
John Ventresco
Historical Commission representative
Amanda Varella
Citizen representative
Meredith Keach
Recreation Commission representative