Effective January 6, 2022, there will be a mask mandate for all public indoor spaces within the City of Holyoke.

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What is ARPA?

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 was passed by the federal government to support the economic and public health recovery of the United States from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

ARPA designated $350 billion in direct aid to state, local, and tribal governments. The City of Holyoke will receive over $29 million in American Rescue Plan Act  (ARPA) funds from the United States Treasury Department to assist in the recovery from COVID-19.

The United States Department of the Treasury continues to issue guidance on the use of Coronavirus Local  Fiscal Recovery Funds. The City of Holyoke will provide updates to the requirements for funding as federal  guidance is received. For additional information, please see:

Quick Reference Guide 

Treasury Fact Sheet

Interim Rule (These are current Treasury guidelines but still subject to change)

On September 14, 2021 Acting Mayor Murphy announced his first round of ARPA allocations, totaling approximately $14.86 million. Those allocations can be seen HERE.

Applicants from the Round 1 that were not funded are now being considered for awards from an additional $3.8 million in county ARPA funds recently received by the City of Holyoke.

ARPA Funding Schedule

Download ARPA Funding Schedule

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