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Category: Community Development

2024 City of Holyoke Annual Plan and CDBG Applications

The following links are the FY2024 Annual Plan and CDBG Proposal Guidelines, and also contains the Annual Plan calendar, sample application and budget forms, and the CDBG Proposal Guidelines. 2024 Holyoke Annual Plan and CDBG Application CDBG Budget A – Public Services and Non Construction CDBG Budget B – Housing Rehab, Construction, Demolition  The Annual … Continued

Holyoke announces availability of funds, Small Business Code Compliance Program

HOLYOKE — The City of Holyoke ARPA Small Business Code Compliance Program is opened and accepting applications. This program offers financial assistance to those businesses in need of code compliance updates to resume or continue operations. The City of Holyoke has allocated $800,000.00 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to support small businesses with … Continued


Holyoke ARPA funding recipients To be announced Friday at 1 p.m. HOLYOKE — Mayor Joshua A. Garcia and other city officials will hold a press conference Friday, June 16, at 1 p.m. at Holyoke Media to announce the recipients of the current round of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding distributions. The funding recipients and … Continued

Submitted ARPA Applications for Review

We are pleased to present the 2023 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) application materials. The City received over 80 applications requesting over $60 million in ARPA funds. At this time, the City estimates that $19 million will be made available in this round, so as you can tell, this will be an extremely competitive process. … Continued

ARPA Update – next steps

The City of Holyoke recently closed its latest round of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant applications.   The American Rescue Plan Act provided funding to municipalities to support their response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic public health emergency. More than 80 applications were submitted to the City of Holyoke for ARPA funding in … Continued

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:

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

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