Town of Deerfield, Community Preservation Committee
Grants to Deerfield, Massachusetts organizations and individuals to enhance the local community through open spaces, historic preservation, community housing and recreation. Applicants should plan to attend the February 12 information session and are strongly encouraged to discuss eligibility with program staff prior to application.
Categories are as follows:
1) Open Space - CPA funds may be used for the acquisition, creation and preservation of open space. Open space includes land protecting scenic vistas; forested land; land protecting wells; aquifers and recharge areas, and land for active or passive recreation use, including playgrounds, trails, parks, and community gardens.
CPA funds may be used to protect open space by outright purchase, or by extinguishing or limiting development rights through the purchase of permanent conservation or agricultural preservation easements or restrictions.
2) Historical Preservation - CPA funds may be used for the acquisition, preservation, rehabilitation and restoration of “historic resources.” “Historic resources” are defined as a building, structure, vessel or real property that is listed on the state register of historic places or that has been determined by the Local Historical Commission to be significant in the history, archeology, architecture or culture of Deerfield.
CPA funds may be used for the preservation, restoration and rehabilitation of historic resources (including Town-owned historic resources), but not for routine maintenance. Investment in historic resources must be protected by a permanent historic preservation restriction and must provide public benefit.
3) Community Housing - CPA funds may be used for the creation, preservation and support of “community housing” defined as low income (less than 80% of the area-wide median) and moderate income (less than 100% of the area-wide median) housing for individuals and families, including low or moderate income senior housing.
Proposals can be designated for current Deerfield seniors. CPA funds may be used for low interest loan programs to income-eligible first-time home buyers, for financial assistance to income-eligible home-owners; for gap funding for non-profit community development corporations or for-profit developers; to match state or federal low-income housing grants; or for other “support” of community housing.
4) Recreation - Funds may be used for acquisition and capital improvements of lands for recreational use.
GrantWatch ID#: 140362
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Questions may be directed to:
Rachel Blain, Board of Selectmen
Kenneth Schoen, Historical Commission
Bruce St. Peters, Board of Assessors
Alan Swedlund, Open Space Committee
Daniel F. Graves, Moderator
Robert Ackerman, Recreation Committee
413-665-1400 ext. 330
Town of Deerfield
Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.
Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d
Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are
Grant of $9,000 to a USA, Canada, or International early-career psychologist for child psychology research projects. The purpose of the program is for research and demonstration projects that foster an understanding of the relationship between self-identity and scholast
Grants of $25,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, government entities, educational institutions, and volunteer fire companies for community benefit projects. Funding is intended to support a wide range of impactful and sustainable initiatives that meet community needs.
Grants to USA, Mexico, and Haiti nonprofits, for-profit organizations, and government entities for programs and services that improve the quality of life for underserved children. Focus areas include working families, equitable communities, and thriving children. The Fu
Grants starting at $10,000 to Massachusetts for-profit and nonprofit employers for the training of newly hired and incumbent full-time and part-time workers. Applications are invited from businesses of all sizes. Recipients may work with a training provider of their cho
Donations to USA nonprofit organizations for programming support for arts, pre-K-12 education, and literacy programs across the country. In addition, sponsorship opportunities are provided to USA for-profit and nonprofit organizations focusing on literacy, the arts, a