How much money is Cambridge setting aside and what can it be used for?


The City is setting aside $1,000,000 in FY23 capital funds for the 8th PB cycle. Projects are eligible for funding if they meet the following criteria:

  • Benefit the public
  • Are capital projects, (something bought or built)
    • Most capital projects have some sort of associated operating cost. Projects that would require the City to hire additional staff are not eligible.
  • Are one-time expenditures that cost $1,000,000 or less
  • Are implemented by the City of Cambridge on City property (streets, sidewalks, parks, libraries, schools, youth centers, senior centers, municipal buildings, etc.)
    • Projects on Cambridge Housing Authority, DCR, and MBTA property are not eligible.
    • PB funding cannot be used to make a grant to a nonprofit organization.

Before being submitted to the public vote, all projects must be approved by the City Manager to ensure they meet all of the legal requirements of capital projects.

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