ARPA Small Business Assistance Program

The ARPA funded Small Business Assistance Program began in 2021 to provide funding to small businesses that have experienced significant negative economic impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Since 2021 that City of Springfield has awarded over $8 million dollars to small businesses throughout the city. 

The City of Springfield has recieved approximately 300 small business assistance applications since the opening of the program. This program stopped accepting NEW applications on December 31, 2022.  City staff is continuing to review and process applications submitted prior to the deadline. Questions regarding the program or to obtain an update on a submitted application should be directed to the Office of Planning & Economic Development at (413)787-6020 or

ARPA Small Business Assistance Program Awards

Below is a list of businesses that have been awarded funding through the Small Business Assistance Program:

Business Name  Awarded Funds  Neighborhood
2 Cents Homegrown $15,000 Boston Road
66 DKR LLC d/b/a The Hampton Inn Downtown $500,000 South End
413 Café $20,000.00 Metro Center
413 Multi Service  $5,500.00 Indian Orchard
5 Star Cleaners $75,000.00 Pine point
A Brighter Future Childcare $25,000.00 Indian Orchard
A Cut Above the Rest Inc.  $30,000.00 Metro Center
Acme Auto & Radiator, Inc.  $125,000.00 Upper Hill
Affordable Accounting Services & Tax Preparation, Inc. $6,048.00 Metro Center
Africana Villa LLC $75,000.00 Forest Park
AH Accounting and Tax Services, LLC $5,150.00 Metro Center
Allston Supply Co. Inc. $75,000.00 Memorial Square
American Ballroom Dance Center $30,000.00 Forest Park
Angels on Wheels Transportation $15,000.00 Forest Park
Arrow Medical Transportation $50,000.00 Forest Park / Metro Center
Awards Company $25,000.00 East Forest Park
Baked Beauty Bar $35,000.00 East Forest Park
Barkaya $125,000.00 Metro Center
Baystate Home Guard, Inc.  $50,000.00 Bay
Beaute Within Inc. $100,000.00 Forest Park
Best Painters $10,000.00 East Springfield
Big City Builders $10,000.00 Bay
Bosslady Fit $10,000.00 East Springfield
Boulevard Tavern, Inc. $75,000.00 East Springfield
Breezeway's Wellness $20,000.00 Indian Orchard
Bumpy's Natural and Organic Foods $75,000.00 East Forest Park
Cellular Galaxy $10,000.00 Boston Road
Central Barbershop $35,000.00 Metro Center
Chabelas Beauty Salon $19,550.00 South End
Charlene's Boutique LLC $35,000.00 Boston Road
Chef Wayne's Big Mamou: Cajun on the Go $18,800.00 Metro Center
Chung's Beauty Inc. $10,000.00 McKnight
City Cleaners $75,000.00 Upper Hill
City Jakes Café $75,000.00 Metro Center
CMJ Paving & Lanscaping $75,000.00 East Springfield
Count On Us $10,000.00 Metro Center
Daniel C. Brightwell Insurance Agency $10,000.00 Upper Hill
Devin Davon $50,000.00 McKnight
Dewey's Jazz Lounge $250,000.00 Metro Center
Digital Boombox Networks $50,000.00 Indian Orchard
Dino's Auto Repair $15,000.00 Liberty Heights
Diversity Resource Group, LLC $20,000.00 Sixteen Acres
Eat Bistro LLC $50,000.00 East Springfield
Ed's Custom Muffler Shop $20,000.00 Boston Road
Essential Education Services & Products $5,000.00 Upper Hill
Ethics LLC d/b/a EBS $25,000.00 Boston Road
Excelsure Homes Healthcare Solutions $10,000.00 Six Corners
Exotic Scentsations $50,000.00 Boston Road
Felix's Breakfast and Sandwich Shop, LLC $50,000.00 Metro Center
Fieras Bakery PR $60,000.00 Boston Road
Fresh Cut Barbershop $60,000.00 McKnight
GJG Signs & Digital Signs Corp.  $50,000.00 Metro Center
Gerardo Barbershop $10,000.00 Forest Park
Gifted Tones $25,000.00 Boston Road
Gogri Family, Inc.,/Pit Stop Food N Fuel Inc $50,000.00 Pine point
Golden Heart Home Healthcare, LLC $100,000.00 Metro Center
Grez Automotive $10,000.00 Pine point
Gulmohar Hospitality LLC $1,000,000.00 Metro Center
Hair by Meek $10,000.00 Forest Park 
Hanna's Diner & Deli Shoppe $10,000.00 Indian Orchard
Home Inspections by Marco $10,000.00 East Forest Park
Hot Oven Cookies, LLC $60,000.00 Sixteen Acres
Howard Motors of Springfield, Inc.  $100,000.00 Bay
Imperial Aquatics $10,000.00 Forest Park
Ingy Cons $10,000.00 McKnight
Iona's Delectable Delight Catering Service $75,000.00 Indian Orchard
Ironcladdd Barbershop $35,000.00 McKnight
Jackson Security LLC $75,000.00 Upper Hill
JDL Financial $75,000.00 Pine point
Jen's Organics $41,700.00 Bay
JLJ Construction, Inc.  $185,000.00 Pine point
Just B $100,000.00 East Forest Park
K&O Food Mart $25,000.00 Indian Orchard
Kayden's Trucking $15,000.00 Forest Park
Kenia Hair Center $10,000.00 Pine Point
Khi and Eli's Food for the Soul $50,000.00 Forest Park
Kingdom Builders Contracting Inc. $200,000.00 Metro Center
Krazy Monkey Wrestling $35,000.00 South End
L & A Fine Men's Shop  $75,000.00 Metro Center
La Fritura Restaurant $50,000.00 Six Corners
Larry's Trucking & Towing $20,000.00 Upper Hill
Latino's Cuisine $50,000.00 Pine point
Liberty's Mediterranean Giant Grinders $30,000.00 Metro Center
Mad Science of Western New England and ART-Ventures for Kids  $100,000.00 Indian Orchard
Malissa Naylor Real Estate $5,000.00 East Springfield
Martie's Floating Event Planning, LLC $20,000.00 Forest Park
Mastroanni Auto Repair $125,000.00 Metro Center
Mesa Buffet $50,000.00 Liberty Heights
MexiRico $50,000.00 Old Hill
MGB Inc. DBA Elegant Affairs $22,625.00 Metro Center
Mi Antojito Bakery  $60,000.00 Six Corners
MNM Investments LLC $50,000.00 Pine point
Mocha Emporium $50,000.00 Metro Center
Mom and Rico's Specialty Market $29,000.00 South End
Mundos Barber Shop  $13,100.00 Forest Park
Nolan Wells, Inc. $40,000.00 Sixteen Acres
O.C. Enterprises $15,000.00 Metro Center
Old San Juan Bakery $50,000.00 Memorial Square
Optical Expressions $10,000.00 Sixteen Acres
Place 2 Be Springfield $40,000.00 South End
Palate Restaurant  $75,000.00 Boston Road
Palazzo Café $50,000.00 Metro Center
Panjabi Tadka $50,000.00 Metro Center
Pearl Development Group, Inc.  $50,000.00 McKnight
Pena Lopez Auto Repair $75,000.00 South End
Petra Café $100,000.00 Metro Center
Phoenix Records and Tapes Cultural Accessories $30,000.00 Old Hill
Pine Point Variety LLC $10,000.00 Pine Point
Pj's Painting $50,000.00 Six Corners
Prime-Time Nutrition  $15,000.00 Indian Orchard
Ramos Cotto Landscaping $10,000.00 Six Corners
Revitalize Superfoods $60,000.00 Metro Center
Rewarding Insurance Agency $8,800.00 East Forest Park
Rozki Rides $15,000.00 McKnight
Russ's Restaurant, LLC $75,000.00 Liberty Heights
Sage Home Builders  $50,000.00 Forest Park
SnapChef $100,000.00 Metro Center
Soul Pole Dance & Fitness $25,000.00 Forest Park
Souper Sweet Sandwich Shop $75,000.00 Forest Park
Springfield Hockey, LLC d/b/a Springfield Thunderbirds $400,000.00 Metro Center
Springfield Wine Exchange $25,000.00 Metro Center
Squeaky Clean Auto Detailing $50,000.00 Indian Orchard
Superstars Beauty Salon $50,000.00 McKnight
Surdoue Boutiques $25,000.00 Metro Center
Sweet Transportation $16,000.00 Boston Road
Tash Commercial Cleaning Service $10,000.00 Liberty Heights
The Center After School Program Inc.  $100,000.00 Old Hill
The Final Touch Barber Shop $60,000.00 Old Hill
The Hair Connection Beauty Salon $35,000.00 Bay
The Kitchen Catering Company  $50,000.00 Boston Road
Throneroom Delivery Services $125,000.00 Six Corners
Timoteo's Grill $75,000.00 Pine point
Tito's Barbershop $15,000.00 Indian Orchard
Tysons Cuts $60,000.00 Indian Orchard
Urban Gear, Inc.  $35,000.00 Metro Center
Vinh Chau Restaurant $35,000.00 Forest Park
Virtue Salon of Excellence $35,000.00 Forest Park
Weeman's Custom Vinyl $20,800.00 Boston Road
Wellspring Harvest Corporation $64,000.00 Indian Orchard
White Lion Brewing Company, LLC $250,000.00 Metro Center
WTFIT, LLC $35,000.00 Boston Road
Yaad Food Jamaican Restaurant $37,000.00 Indian Orchard
Yaritza Paula $15,000.00 Pine Point
Youth on the Move $110,000.00 Indian Orchard
Zaca Properties $5,000.00 Sixteen Acres
Total: $8,153,073.00  


This list will be continuously updated as additional funding is awarded. 

ARPA Small Business Appeals

Applicants for ARPA 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:  Thursday, January 19, 2023 09:35 am