Acting Mayor Terry Murphy
In conjunction with the City of Holyoke Office for Community Development
Notice of Availability
American Rescue Recovery Act
Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds
Date of Notice: June 1, 2021
The United States Department of the Treasury has issued an Interim Finale Rule (31 CFR Part 35) to implement the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund established under the American Rescue Plan Act. The City of Holyoke will be awarded $29,894,310.00 in two tranches to help turn the tide on the pandemic, address economic fallout, and provide a basis for a strong and equitable recovery. Funds may be used in five key areas: support public health recovery and services; address negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency; replace lost public sector revenue; provide premium pay for essential workers; and make investments in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure. Funds must be used to address the negative economic impacts of COVID-19, aid households negatively economically impacted by COVID-19 and primarily in Qualified Census Tracts (QCT’s).
In this first round of funding, the City is seeking proposals in the following areas:
- Affordable Housing– rehabilitation of existing housing including home repairs, weatherization and lead based paint remediation, rental and mortgage assistance, and development of housing opportunities to increase the supply of affordable and high-quality living units
- Public Services (Assistance to Households)- food access, legal services, job training, health care, homeless services including supportive housing, community violence intervention programs, internet access or digital literacy assistance, housing navigation services, educational services, child care, child welfare services, health and mental health services, activities to assist with COVID-19 health activities (prevention, vaccination), addiction services
- Economic Development– support for small businesses and non-profits
- Aid to Impacted Industries– tourism, travel, and hospitality industries
- Infrastructure– broadband, water, sewer and stormwater, green infrastructure, climate resiliency • Municipal Revenue Loss
- Municipal Administration and Planning
Application Guidelines and Instructions and a template of the GoogleForm are available through a GoogleDrive. Please email Jennifer Martins at firstname.lastname@example.org or Alicia Zoeller at email@example.com to receive the link to access the application materials.
All applications are due by June 21, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. EST. No extensions or exceptions will be granted.
Direct assistance to individuals or families is not provided by this process. Economic development, assistance to businesses and key sectors will be provided through a future application process.
Additional information is available by calling 413-322-5610 or emailing Alicia Zoeller, Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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