ARPA Non-Profit Program

The ARPA funded Non-Profit Program began in 2021 to provide funding to Springfield non-profits that have either been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic or that provide services to disproportionately impacted Springfield residents.  Since 2021 that City of Springfield has awarded over $11 million dollars to non-profits throughout the city. 

The City of Springfield has recieved almost 150 non-profit 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 Offices of Disaster Recovery and Community Development at 

ARPA Non-Profit Program Awards

The City of Springfield has awarded almost $12 million dollars to non-profits that provide services to Springfield residents throughout the city. Below is a list of the funding that has been awarded:

Non-Profit Name  Funding Awarded 
Affordable Housing/Housing Services
Home City Development, Inc.  $1,000,000.00
New North Citizens Council $214,000.00
Arts and Cultural Services
Springfield Cultural Partnership Incorporated $150,000.00
Drama Studio, Inc. $75,000.00
Art For The Soul Gallery $50,000.00
Behavioral Health/Substance Abuse Services
Mental Health Association, Inc. $300,000.00
Behavioral Health Network, Inc. $500,000.00
Serenity Club of Springfield, MA $50,000.00
Community Services
Revival Time Evangelist Center/JC Williams Community Center $1,600,000.00
The Gray House  $15,000.00
Dress For Success $140,300.00
Roca, Inc.  $100,000.00
YMCA of Greater Springfield $325,000.00
Hope Community Development Corporation $500,000.00
Early Education / Childcare /Family
SquareOne $500,000.00
Educational Services
Springfield Museums $500,000.00
Make-It Springfield, Inc.  $50,000.00
World Is Our Classroom, Inc.  $100,000.00
Forest Park Zoological Society, Inc. $115,300.00
Community Music School of Springfield $150,000.00
Hispanic American Library Inc $50,000.00
Health & Human Services
Partners for a Healthier Community DBA Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts $30,000.00
Caring Health Center, Inc. $500,000.00
Catholic Charities $300,000.00
Recreational Services
Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club, Inc.  $125,000.00
Stone Soul, Inc $500,000.00
Mason Wright Senior Living, Inc. $250,000.00
Revitalize CDC $200,000.00
Tourist/Public Recreational
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame  $49,235.00
Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau $19,005.00
Workforce Development
Springfield WORKS/EDC 413WORKS, Inc.  $50,000.00
EDC 413WORKS, Inc.  $75,000.00
Youth Development
M.O.R.E (Mothers Overlooked, Reaching Out & Empowerment) $25,000.00
The Children's Study Home  $500,000.00
Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts  $95,650.00
Springfield Boys & Girls Club  $1,500,000.00
Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts $60,000.00
Follow My Steps Foundation Inc.  $25,000.00
Boys & Girls Club Family Center, Inc. $500,000.00
Black Men of Greater Springfield, Inc. $140,000.00
Springfield 5A Bulldogs Inc $100,000.00
Central City Boxing & Barbell $150,000.00

This page will be updated continuously as additional funding awards are announced. 


ARPA Non-Profit Forms

Below are forms that ARPA Non-Profit Applicants can use to supplment their application or to respond to additional documentation requests from the City of Springfield:

COVID-19 Funding Disclosure Form - Word Version

COVID-19 Funding Disclosure Form - PDF Version

ARPA Budget Form - Excel Version

ARPA Budget Form - PDF Version

Completed forms can be emailed to the Offices of Community Development and Disaster Recovery at 

ARPA Non-Profit Appeals

Applicants for ARPA funding have the right to request reconsideration of decisions made on their application.  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 Non-Profit Program at 1600 E. Columbus Avenue, Springfield MA  01103 or submitted via email to The appeal will be reviewed by the Chief Development Officer and the Director of Technical Assistance and Compliance, who will provide a response to the applicant in writing.

Page last updated:  Thursday, January 19, 2023 09:35 am