COMMUNITY PRESERVATION ACT
Established under M.G.L. c. 44B, the Community Preservation Act (CPA) allows Massachusetts cities and towns to raise funds through a surcharge on local real estate taxes. These funds can be used to:
In the General Election of 2012, Canton residents voted to adopt the CPA with a 1% surcharge on all real estate property tax bills with two exemptions:
Projects for consideration at the 2017 Annual Town Meeting, should observe the following schedule: Pre-application period opens July 1, 2016 and forms are due by September 30, 2016.
Full project applications are due by November 17, 2016
The Committee generally hosts a workshop for CPA applicants over the summer. Workshop details (date, time, location, etc.) will be announced here an in the local media.