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Notice of Availability – ARPA Round II

Posted on September 14, 2021


Acting Mayor Terry Murphy In conjunction with the City of Holyoke Office for Community Development

Notice of Availability

of American Rescue Recovery Act Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Round II – $3,850,000.00 (County funds)
Date of Notice: September 14, 2021

Round II ARPA consists of $3.85 million allocated to the City of Holyoke by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (in lieu of County governments) on behalf of the US Treasury. Like other CLFRF payments, this represents the first of two tranches with the first (50 percent) distributed now and the second (50 percent) distributed not less than 12 months after the first payment is made.

The City of Holyoke will consider allocation of the Round II funds to existing ARPA proposals that were not funded in Round I. Unfunded Round I applicants must submit a written letter of interest on agency letterhead  for consideration of Round II ARPA funding to the Office for Community Development by September 21, 2021. Letters may be emailed to preisslerk@holyoke.org or mailed to the:

Office for Community Development
City Hall Annex, Room 400
Holyoke MA 01040

Round I applicants may submit an updated budget or proposal for the activity proposed in Round I. Round I applicants may not increase their ARPA request or substantially amend the proposed activity.

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. 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).

Additional information is available by calling 413-322-5610 or emailing Kate Preissler at preisslerk@holyoke.org.

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