Project Funding Applications

Join the CPC on Dec. 5th at 6pm in the Selectmen's Room to review the project applications!


In early September 2022, the CPC accepted and reviewed the Eligibility Forms to establish whether a project idea would be eligible for CPA funds. Eligible applicants were then invited to submit a full application for CPA funding. Applications closed on November 17, 2022 and the CPC has asked applicants to prepare a brief project presentation for the December 5, 2022 meeting. This meeting will provide community members and CPC members ask questions and provide input on the projects. The CPC will then vote in February 2023 on their recommendations to the Annual Town Meeting held in May 2023.

The following is a brief summary of each project application received in alphabetical order. 


1. 1830 Brick Schoolhouse HVAC and Heat Pumps

Project Applicants: Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations & Town of Shrewsbury    

The project includes the installation of highly efficient heat pumps and HVAC for the first and second floors of the building, and other weatherization measures as identified by an energy audit. This project is requesting $65,000 of CPA funds.


2. Arrowwood Playground 

Project Applicants: Jenna McCann & Town of Shrewsbury

This project includes a proposal for design services to plan a rehabilitation and renewal of the existing playground at Arrowwood Park. This project is requesting $40,000 of CPA funds.


3. Camp Wunnegan Parking Area

Project Applicants: Shrewsbury Trails Committee & Town of Shrewsbury

This project includes construction of an accessible parking area at the property known as Camp Wunnegan. This project is requesting $141,822.81 of CPA funds.


4. Dean Park Basketball Courts

Project Applicants: Town of Shrewsbury 

This project includes the reconstruction and upgrade of the three basketball courts at Dean Park. This project is requesting $375,000 of CPA funds. 


5. District #5 Schoolhouse Accessible Transition Plan

Project Applicants: Shrewsbury Historical Society 

This project includes a Facility Review to review accessibility to and from the building and will be conducted by the Institute for Human Centered Design. This project is requesting $1,994 of CPA funds. 


6. ISW Outdoor Recreational Development Project

Project Applicants: India Society of Worcester

This project will include the design and installation of community gardens as part of a larger outdoor recreation project located at 152 Main Street, Shrewsbury MA. This project is requesting $25,000 of CPA funds. 


7. Mt. View Cemetery Gravestone Restoration

Project Applicants: Shrewsbury Historic District Commission & Town of Shrewsbury

This project includes a professional inventory and assessment of the present condition of the historic gravestones. It will also prioritize the specific needs for restoration and preservation. This project is requesting $5,500 of CPA funds. 


8. Prospect Park Pergola Restoration

Project Applicants: Friends of Prospect Park & Town of Shrewsbury

This project includes a site and structural assessment of the historic pergola at Prospect Park, in order to preserve and restore the structure. This project is requesting $85,500 of CPA funds.  


9. Town-wide Playground Assessment and Edgemere Park 

Project Applicants: Town of Shrewsbury

This project includes a proposal for a landscape architect to assess all Town owned playgrounds. The project will also include the design, construction and bid documents for the replacement of Edgemere Park. This project is requesting $70,000 of CPA funds.


For any questions please contact the Planning and Economic Development Department at planning@shrewsburyma.gov or 508-841-8512.