City of Holyoke announces second ARPA allocations for businesses

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HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Seventeen organizations in Holyoke received the second round of American Rescue Plan Act funding.

A total of $2.5 million was allocated this round. Organizations like the Holyoke Boys and Girls Club, Connecticut River Conservancy, Holyoke DPW, and the Valley Opportunity Council were all awarded funds. It will be used for projects like updating facilities, environmental improvements, mental health services, and job training assistance.

Acting Mayor Terry Murphy said it was important to make sure these funds will have a positive long term impact on the city of Holyoke, “This is Holyoke ARPA money and while I want to support the region, I also want to recognize my first obligation is the people of Holyoke.”

There is still over $1 million that can be allocated to other organizations. Mayor Murphy said that will be saved for the next elected mayor.

The allocations for the first round in September were distributed to the following:

  • Greater Springfield Habit at for Humanity
  • OneHolyoke CDC
  • Revitalize CDC
  • Holyoke Housing Authority
  • Appleton Mill Apartments
  • Wayfinders
  • Department of Public Works
  • Holyoke Health Center
  • City of Holyoke (War Memorial Improvements for Shelter)
  • Holyoke Fire Department
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Providence Ministries
  • Enlace de Familias
  • Holyoke Public Library
  • Homework House
  • CT River Conservancy & Holyoke Rows
  • Board of Health
  • Department of Public Works
  • Valley Opportunity Council
  • Arise for Social Justice
  • Office for Community Development
  • New England Farm workers Council
  • SPARK E For All
  • The Care Center
  • River Valley Counseling Center
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Girls Inc.
  • Greater Holyoke YMCA
  • Roca, Inc.
  • Alianza DV Services (formerly WomanShelter)
  • Police Department (Shot Spotters, Tasers, $1,000 per HPD employee)
  • Holyoke Water Works
  • Holyoke Gas and Electric
  • OneHolyoke CDC, HG&E, HHA, Wayfinders, VOC (WIFI access to afford able housing units)
  • City Auditor’s Office
  • Office for Community Development
  • City Clerk’s Office
  • Community Roots
  • Holyoke Veterans Office
  • Holyoke Public Library
  • Providence Ministries for the Needy
  • Nueva Esperanza
  • TBD: Gary Rome Hyundai (Electric Vehicle Charger Infrastructure)

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