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Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds 

Posted on June 1, 2021

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 or Alicia Zoeller at 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

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

Fact Sheet:

Interim Rule:

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