Community Preservation Applications Now Available

Applications for Community Preservation Act funding are now available in the Town Clerk’s office at the Marion Town House located at 2 Spring Street, Marion, MA 02738. The Community Preservation Act is a Massachusetts Law that allows participating cities and towns to adopt a real estate tax surcharge supplemented by State matching funds in order to fund community preservation.

Eligible projects must be directed towards: open space/recreation, historic preservation or community housing.

Applications must be received no later than 4:00pm on February 10, 2023 to be considered for presentation at the May 2023 Annual Town Meeting.


Past Community Preservation funds have been used to:


  • Design of an accessible boardwalk and viewing platform at Osprey Marsh.


  • Restore the Marion Town House


  • Purchase and install inclusive playground equipment at the Sippican School


  • Installing fencing, ADA-compliant benches and litter receptacles at the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Park


  • Catalog the collections and restoring exhibits at the Marion Natural History Museum

Please click HERE to view the plan and application.