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 $13 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 over $14 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 Award Amount
Affordable Housing/Housing Services
Home City Development, Inc.  $1,000,000.00
New North Citizens Council $214,000.00
Bilingual Veteran's Outreach Centers $150,000.00
Spring Meadow Association of Responsible Tenants $21,600.00
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
Springfield Symphony Orchestra $80,000.00
WTCC STCC Radio $25,000.00
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
Families Against Violence $45,000.00
Black Behavioral Health Network $75,000.00
New Life Center for Recovery $100,000.00
Community Services
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
Holy Redeemer Cathedral, Inc $48,000.00
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church $33,000.00
Christina's House $68,000.00
Community Survival Center $50,000.00
Community United Way of Pioneer Valley $50,000.00
Third Baptist Church $18,041.00
Early Education / Childcare /Family
SquareOne $500,000.00
Morris Professional Childcare $25,000.00
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
Pan African Historical Museum PAHMUSA $50,000.00
Regreen Springfield $50,000.00
Health and 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
COGIC Family Services $225,000.00
Progressive Community Baptist Church $99,000.00
Macedonia Church $225,000.00
Mason Wright Senior Living, Inc. $250,000.00
Revitalize CDC $200,000.00
Small Business Development/Technical Assistance
Hope Community Development Corporation $500,000.00
Valley Venture Mentoring Service, Inc. $100,000.00
Latino Economic Development Corporation $100,000.00
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame  $49,235.00
Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau $19,005.00
Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club, Inc.  $125,000.00
Stone Soul, Inc $500,000.00
Springfield Pride Parade $25,000.00
Springfield St. Patrick's Parade Committee $11,220.70
Springfield Puerto Ricacn Parade $25,000.00
Workforce Development
Springfield WORKS/EDC 413WORKS, Inc.  $50,000.00
EDC 413WORKS, Inc.  $75,000.00
Hampden County Honorary Sheriff's Charitable Foundation $502,420.00
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
The Performance Project $50,000.00
Noble Warrior Urban Youth Initiative $50,000.00
Springfield Together, Inc. $10,800.00
It's Your Turn to Take the Mic $25,000.00
Springfield Ballers, Inc. $50,000.00
Club Oh $50,000.00
Grit and Gratitude Wrestling Academy $75,000.00
TOTAL AWARDED $14,190,571.70


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


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, the Director of Technical Assistance and Compliance and the Director of Administration and Finance of the Development Services Division, who will provide a response to the applicant in writing.

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