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The Springfield Community Preservation Committee now taking grant applications

Springfield City Hall at night
Paul Tuthill
Applications to apply to get a project funded by the Springfield Community Preservation Act are available on the city's website.

The 2022 CPA budget tops $2 million

The Community Preservation Act is in its fifth year in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The act provides for funding for historic preservation, open space, and housing projects from a surcharge on residential property taxes.

Funding requests are reviewed by a committee of volunteers that makes recommendations to the City Council.

With a new grant cycle now open, WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Robert McCarroll, chairman of the Springfield Community Preservation Committee.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.