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.
Massachusetts towns participating in CPA have funded more than 4,000 historic preservation projects and more than 1,500 outdoor recreation projects, preserved more than 23,000 acres of open space, and created or preserved more than 9,400 units of affordable housing.