ARPA New Business Assistance Program

The ARPA funded New Business Assistance Program began in 2021 to provide funding to existing businesses that have been operating less than one year or to new start-up businesses/micro-enterprises that been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The City of Springfield has recieved almost 200 new business applications, and stopped accepting NEW applications to the program on December 31, 2022.  City staff is continuing to review and process applications recieved prior to the deadline.  Questions regarding the program or to obtain an update on a submitted application can be directed to the Office of Planning and Economic Development at 413-787-6020 or 


Funding has been awarded to the following new businesses:

Business Name  Awarded Funds  Neighborhood
A.P.E. Wellness $25,000 Boston Road
A&M Creations and More $20,000 Metro Center
All American Sports Bar $40,000 Metro Center
B&E Insulation $30,000 Upper Hill
Blyther's Transportation & Delivery Service $30,000 Forest Park
Bori Chino $20,000 Forest Park
Break Time Springfield $15,000 Metro Center
Bridge2Homecare $40,000 South End
BuildEmUp Fitness $40,000 Metro Center
Cana Café Bar Restaurant $20,000 Metro Center
Car Connect Auto Sales $20,000 Pine Point
CCR Freight Logistics $40,000 Forest Park
Coalition of Experienced Black Educators $40,000 Sixteen Acres
D's Dishes $20,000 Liberty Heights
Ebenezer Daycare $20,000 Bay
Element Combat & Fitness Training $20,000 Boston Road
Entrepreneurial & Business Collaborative $20,000 McKnight
First Generation Wealth Builders Association $40,000 Metro Center
Fly-Ty LLC $15,000 East Forest Park
Frederick William Music, LLC $20,000 Forest Park
Higher Expectations $30,000 East Springfield
Jackalope $50,000 Metro Center
Juguitos $75,000 Metro Center
Kwik Fix Automotive $20,000 Bay
La Minita des Kelsey $20,000 McKnight
L'Amour Restaurant $35,000 Metro Center
Latino Marketing Agency $40,000 Forest Park
Marlee's Bar & Grill $20,000 Pine Point
Napoli Pizzeria & Restaurant $30,000 Pine Point
Natural Living Landscapres $17,656 Indian Orchard
Northern Soul Café $75,000 Metro Center
Osteria $20,000 Metro Center
PH650, LLC $30,000 Metro Center
Redd's Flowers $20,000 Forest Park
Renown Comfort Homecare $15,000 Forest Park
Replenish Biofuels $20,000 McKnight
Rose Entertainment $15,000 Metro Center
SouLao'd Kitchen $75,000 East Springfield
Springfield 413 Elite $40,000 Forest Park
The Artist Café $40,000 Metro Center
The Movement Lab $40,000 Sixteen Acres
The Urban Food Brood $25,000 McKnight
Tu Casa Restaurant $20,000 Forest Park
Uni Vib3s Wellness Space $15,000 Forest Park
Zo Lit Lifestyle $20,000.00 Memorial Square
Total: $1,342,656.00  

ARPA New Business Program Appeals

Applicants for ARPA New Business Assistance Program funding have the right to request reconsideration of decisions made on their application. The deadline for appeal submissions is December 31, 2023.  All appeal requests must be submitted no later than December 31, 2023.  Appeal requests submitted after December 31, 2023 will not be accepted.   To appeal, send a written notice stating the reason for appeal within 30 days of receiving the City’s decision. The written notice should be sent to the ARPA Small Business Program at 1600 E. Columbus Avenue, Springfield MA  01103 or submitted via email to The appeal will be reviewed by the Chief Development Officer, the Director of Technical Assistance and Compliance and the Director of Administration and Finance for the Development Services Division, who will provide a response to the applicant in writing.

Page last updated:  Monday, February 20, 2023 06:32 pm