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Category: Community Development

2023 ARPA Application Packet

The 2023 City of Holyoke ARPA Application portal is now open. The link below is where you can find the packet. Note that the actual application must be completed on GoogleForms and that applicants must submit hard copies of materials to the Office for Community Development. The links to all application materials are contained within … Continued

Proposed FY23 CDBG Projects – not final

We are pleased to present the FY2023 CDBG Proposal Book. In the link below, you will find the FY2023 Spreadsheet highlighting the proposals. NOTE: These are only submitted proposals and are not the final allocations. The Community Advisory Committee will review and make recommendations. The Mayor will then make his first preliminary recommendations. Then the … Continued

Holyoke Pop Up Warming Shelter

Due to the cold-snap forecast for this upcoming weekend, the Holyoke Pop Up Warming Shelter will open Friday, February 3rd, 2023 to Sunday, February 5th beginning at 5:00 pm at Providence Ministries, 51 Hamilton Street. There will be warm beds, meals, snacks, showers, dry clothes and other assistance. Hamilton Street is off of Main Street … Continued

FY 2023 CDBG Application

The FY2023 CDBG Application is released! The FY2023 Program Guidelines and Instructions contain all of the required links, forms, and directions for a streamlined application. For program guidelines, click: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13PJW-ZEm5NOPqV25GgoQWc_PblcT1qjB/view?fbclid=IwAR2Xim7dgHfJlE7QQ0HfrgTmjtvdXQHkqrTIscfROg9WynnIVzhrmanqtOs

FY23 CDBG Notice of Availability

City of Holyoke Office for Community Development Notice of Availability FFY2023 Community Development Block Grant Proposal Applications Date of Notice: January 17, 2023 On January 20, 2023, the City of Holyoke Office for Community Development will release the FY2023 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Proposal Applications for funding of activities in the City of Holyoke … Continued

REPORT – Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference

On September 8, 2022, 9 City of Holyoke staff members from 5 different departments attended the 2022 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference in Chicago. These employees include: Aaron Vega – Director, Office of Planning and Economic Development Jennifer Keitt – Development Specialist, Office of Planning and Economic Development Jack Carolan – Planner II, Office of Planning … Continued

Statement of Interest – ARPA Funds

The City of Holyoke received nearly $40 million in American Rescue Plan Act -Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF), a part of the American Rescue Plan, delivered $350 billion to state, local, and Tribal governments across the country to support their response to and recovery … Continued

ARPA Community Survey

City of Holyoke Seeks Community Input on COVID-19 Recovery The City of Holyoke received over $40 million in American Rescue Plan Act Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds from the United States Treasury to aid in recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The first half of ARPA-CSLFRF funds were provided to projects like small business … Continued

Employee Retention Incentive announced

Over the course of the pandemic, City of Holyoke employees have worked diligently to pivot and adapt to the changing environment to keep up with our municipal obligations while attempting to keep our staff and the public safe. The pandemic had created a set of new challenges on top of existing pre-covid challenges employees faced … Continued

Notice of Availability of FFY2022 Community Development Block Grant Proposal Applications

On January 14, 2022, the City of Holyoke Office for Community Development released the FFY2022 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Proposal Applications for funding of activities in the City of Holyoke to benefit low and moderate income persons or low and moderate income areas.¬†¬†Eligible activity categories include Public Services, Public Facilities, Housing, Infrastructure, and Economic … Continued

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