CPA Funds Leverage Even More Money in Grants

Several Massachusetts towns have used their CPA funds to leverage federal, state or private grants. Easthampton got matching funds of $50,000 to restore town hall. West Bridgewater quadrupled (x4) their CPA money with federal and state grants worth more than $1.2 million for a project at Anderson Farm. Hampden and Newton roughly quintupled (x5) their CPA funds to preserve 166 acres of open space and build elderly housing, respectively. Grafton pulled in $1.85 million in federal, state and private funds to complement $250,000 in CPA money for open space and historic preservation projects. And Peabody funded a rail-trail project with $162,000 in CPA money and $1.36 million in federal grant funds.