HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – State Senator John Velis. along with Representative Patricia Duffy were in Holyoke Wednesday to announce $150,000 in ARPA funding to the Partners for Community Inc.’s Latino business grant program.

Based in Holyoke, the funding will go to Latino business owners who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“A lot of our businesses were able to stay open but a lot of them weren’t able to stay open to full capacity. So this will truly be able to help them continue to see the push in Holyoke,” said Jordan Hart, Director of the Holyoke Chamber on Commerce.

Business owners or those interested in starting a business can apply for assistance from the Partner for Community Inc’s Latino Chamber of Commerce.