SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – The City of Springfield hosted a Technical Assistance Workshop Seminar for Seniors Monday morning.

The seminar at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center taught residents how to apply for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) relief funding from the city. Seniors over 60 are eligible for financial assistance to help offset the negative financial impacts of the pandemic.

Mayor Domenic Sarno helped explain the application process to members at the senior center. Until now the mayor has focused on the application process for small businesses, and neighborhood and business development. But now he’s turned his attention to funding projects for the elderly such as the construction of a ramp to help the elderly move more easily.

A number of Springfield senior citizens may qualify for ARPA funding to help mitigate the pandemic’s impact. Springfield seniors interested in applying can file an application on the city’s website.

ARPA Requests for Proposals (“RFP”) Funding Categories:

The ARPA money for seniors would come from the city’s share of more than $100 million.