Community Preservation

CPC Accepting Project Eligibility Forms!
The Community Preservation Committee is now accepting Project Eligibility Forms, in connection with their spring funding round. The deadline for the submission of Project Eligibility Forms is March 24, 2023. Parties interested in potentially applying for funding should submit a Project Eligibility Form describing their project as the first step of the application process. From here, the City will determine whether the project is eligible under the Community Preservation Act

About the Community Preservation Committee
At the 2016 general election, 66.5% of the citizens of Chelsea voted to adopt the provisions of the Community Preservation Act and impose a 1.5 percent surcharge on residential and commercial properties with exemptions for low and moderate income homeowners as well as an exemption on the first $100,000 of property value.  On December 19, 2016, the Chelsea City Council voted to establish by Ordinance the Community Preservation Committee to make recommendations on expenditures authorized by the Community Preservation Act. The recommendations of the Committee are sent to the City Council where the amounts can be affirmed, rejected, or lowered.  Funding recommendations may not be increased.

Board Members
José Iraheta, Chair
Caroline Ellenbird, Vice-Chair
Yahya Noor, Clerk
Alex Balcarcel, Historical Commission
Bea Cravatta, Recreation & Cultural Affairs
Judith Dyer, Conservation Commission
Juan Vega, Chelsea Housing Authority
Jonathan Gomez-Pereira, Member 
Mimi Rancatore, Planning Board

Additional Information

Agendas & Minutes
Community Preservation Act
Project Eligibility Form