General Program Overview

The Neighborhood Economic Recovery fund has been allocated $12 million in ARPA funding to ensure that neighborhood businesses and institutions, which are at the core of neighborhood life, have the resources to not simply recovery from the impacts of the pandemic, but to partner with the City towards ensuring Springfield's neighbrhood centers and the surrounding area include sufficient housing choices, pedestrian and complete streets infrastructure, shopping and services, fresh food accessibility, health care, parks, office space, have easy access to educational, community and cultural programming with an intentional focus on disproportionately impacted communities, equity and inclusion.

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Check Your Application Status

The current application period has closed.  Applicants can check the status of their application and/or view applicants that have already recieved conditional funding awards.  This list will be updated regularly as there are status changes to report.  CLICK HERE TO CHECK APPLICATION STATUS.

Application Assistance & Questions

Virtual Technical Assistance Workshops will be held to assist applicants in how to fill out the application and a question and answer session will be held as follows:

To register for the virtual TA Workshop(s) please email tquagliato@springfieldcityhall.com with your contact information and contact email and a link will be emailed to you within twentiy-four (24) hours prior to the workshop.  Videos of the completed workshops will be posted this site for the public to view. 

All questions recieved regarding the application, funding and process will be posted here for the public to access. Any changes to the application due date and/or application process will be announced here.  

Questions regarding this program and application should be directed to Tina Quagliato Sullivan at tquagliato@springfieldcityhall.com

ARPA Neighborhood Recovery Fund 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 ARPA Appeals at 1600 E. Columbus Avenue, Springfield MA  01103 or submitted via email to arpaappeals@springfieldcityhall.com. 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:  Friday, May 27, 2022 02:05 pm