Community Preservation Fund/Community Preservation Committee

In the spring of 2005, Falmouth adopted the Community Preservation Act, M.G.L. Ch. 44B, establishing a special fund of monies, the Community Preservation Fund, to be appropriated and spent for certain open  space, historic resources, and affordable housing purposes.  In 2012, recreation was included in this list of categories of allowable expenditures.  

Mission Statement of the Community Preservation Committee

In accordance with the statute, the Falmouth Community Preservation Committee (CPC) was formed for the purpose of considering projects and making recommendations to Town Meeting for appropriations from the Community Preservation Fund.  The CPC meets regularly, primarily to review applications for projects in the four funding areas, but also to conduct other necessary business as part of its function as steward of the Falmouth Community Preservation Fund.

Meetings  -  Until further notice, the CPC meetings will be held via Zoom.

  • 6:00 p.m. 
  • In most cases - Jan thru Aug - second Thursday of month; Sept & Oct - 2nd and 4th Thursdays; Nov - 1st and 3rd Thursdays; Dec - 1st and 3rd Thursday
  • Zoom Meeting ID:
  • Alternatively, you may open the Zoom app and enter the Meeting ID
Please see Remote Meetings - Zoom Instructions | Falmouth, MA ( for instructions on how to download Zoom and to use the Zoom 'Chat' function to particpate in the remote meeting.

In order to conduct orderly public meetings and minimize the risk of "Zoom bombing," the Town's practice is to use the Zoom 'chat' function for public participation for committee meetings.  Public comment via live video appearance at meetings is not permitted at this time except for regulatory bodies.  

Submitting Public Comment in Advance:
Public comment may be submitted 48 hours in advance of the meeting in the form of email, documents or video.  Public comment can be sent to or Community Preservation Committee, Falmouth Town Hall, 59 Town Hall Square, Falmouth, MA  02540.

Instructions for First Time Zoom users:
Visit instructions for Public Comment:  Remote Meetings - Zoom Instructions | Falmouth, MA (

  • When in-person meetings resume, they will be held in the Town Hall Civil Defense Room or School Administration Building
    Check posted agenda for correct location
Office Hours - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday - 8:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Deadline for FY2023 CP Fund Applications for 2023 April Town MeetingWednesday, August 10, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.
Applications for funding appear below under "Application Forms"

Thursday, May 19th at 5:30 p.m. 
Town Hall Civil Defense Room
See Announcement below under "Documents"

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2022 Needs Assessment Public Hearing! 
See Summary Report with all comments received posted below under "2022 Needs Assessment"

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes