Holyoke mayor to announce coronavirus local recovery funds for the city


HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – A news conference is schedule for Tuesday afternoon by Holyoke acting Mayor Murphy regarding Holyoke’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a news release sent to 22News from City of Holyoke, acting Mayor Terry Murphy provide public information during a news conference at 3:30 p.m. from City Hall.

The American Rescue Plan will deliver $350 billion for eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to respond to the COVID-19 emergency and bring back jobs.

Treasury is launching this much-needed relief to:

  • Support urgent COVID-19 response efforts to continue to decrease the spread of the virus and bring the pandemic under control
  •  Replace lost revenue for local governments to strengthen support for vital public services and help retain jobs
  •  Support immediate economic stabilization for households and businesses
  •  Address systemic public health and economic challenges that have contributed to the inequal impact of the pandemic.

Acting Mayor Murphy will make announcements related to:

  • The City of Holyoke’s federal award
  • The process and timeline by which the federal funds will be distributed in the community
  • The opportunities for public participation in the distribution of funds
  • Key City of Holyoke personnel who will administer the federal funds
  • His goals for recovery in critical sectors, including housing, economic development, infrastructure, and assistance to households

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