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2021 CPA Projects

In FY21, $1,115,051 was awarded to 8 projects: 

  • 5 historic resources, 3 open space/recreational land 
  • 6 are community projects and 2 are City projects

The following projects were funded in FY21:

Historic Resources

  • Somerville Museum
  • Broadway Winter Hill Congregational Church Bell Tower
  • WPA Bas-Relief
  • Somerville Hispanic Association for Community Development / Grace Baptist Church
  • Broadway House (181 Broadway)

Open Space/Recreation Land

  • Emergency Funding Request for Central Hill playground
  • Open Space Land Acquisition Fund Request, City of Somerville
  • Healey School Tot Lot

Affordable Housing

The Somerville Trust will be releasing their call for applications later this year.

Historic Resources

In Progress

Broadway House (181 Broadway)

($125,000)

For rehabilitation of the historic exterior and window replacement preserving this affordable housing resource. 

Collection Care at the Somerville Museum

($100,608)

Renovation of museum storage for upgraded security, preservation and access of museum collections.  

Works Progress Administration Bas-Relief Restoration Project Somerville Public Library

($3500)

Continuation of the work of installing the bas-relief at a safer location and restoring it to its original collection.  

Exterior Wood Trim Repairs Elizabeth Peabody House

($95,000)

Request for funding to repair exterior wood trim (as well as window frames) damaged by time and exposure to the elements.

Broadway Winter Hill Congregational Church Bell Tower

($90,000)

bell tower
The repointing of the bell tower and its gaps.  

Grace Baptist Church

($419,750)

Repair of existing slate roof and replacement of related flasihng and gutters; repointing of brick masonry; replacement of entry doors and hardware; new accessible exterior entry ramp to lower level. 

Open Space & Recreational Land

In Progress

Healey School Tot Lot Renovation

($400,000)

The renovation of the Healey School Tot Lot, which is the primary outdoor play and learning environment for students pre-K through grade 2.   

City of Somerville's Open Space Land Acquisition Fund

($50,000)

Map of open space in Somerville

Request CPA funds to seed the Land Acquistion Fund. 

Not Funded

Applications that submitted an eligibility determination form but did not submit a full proposal:

Applications that submitted a full proposal but withdrewal their proposal:

VNA Community Healing Garden

Visiting Nurse Association garden in fall

Visiting Nurse Association

Visiting Nurse Association

The VNA will rehabilitate its existing garden and transform it into a healing garden, which will serve as a respite for all to enjoy.

Programs & Initiatives

Somerville's Overnight Warming Center is a safe space where adults experiencing homelessness can spend the night safe from the cold of winter weather.
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