Shrewsbury Community Preservation Committee opens applications

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Shrewsbury Community Preservation Committee opens applications
Residents gathered in the Shrewsbury Public Library to discuss the Community Preservation Act earlier this year. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

SHREWSBURY – The Shrewsbury Community Preservation Committee (CPC) opened the 2023 Community Preservation Act application process July 20. 

Residents voted to opt into the program in 2020.

The CPC will be holding an application workshop in the selectmen’s room at the town hall on Aug. 1 at 7 p.m., to review the process and forms. 

Applicants can review the application process documents prior to applying for community preservation funds and should complete the eligibility form on the CPC website prior to Sept. 1. 

After submitting the eligibility form to the town clerk’s office, the applicant will be notified of the committee’s decision and may be invited to submit a full application for Community Preservation Act funding.

If the proposed project is on town-owned land, applicants are urged to contact the Planning and Economic Development Department to discuss the requirements for co-sponsorship with the town. 

The project funding application will be due Nov. 17; then the CPC will ask applicants to prepare a brief presentation for their Dec. 5 meeting. That meeting will include feedback from the CPC and the public. 

In February, the CPC will vote on its recommended projects for the May Town Meeting. 

For questions, contact the Shrewsbury Planning and Economic Development Department at [email protected] or 508-841-8512.

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