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Baystate Health Receives Nearly $1 Million in ARPA Funding

SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Health, the largest integrated healthcare organization serving over 800,000 people throughout Western New England, was awarded $950,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding from Mayor Domenic Sarno and the city of Springfield.

Sarno and the city’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) team announced the city of Springfield’s tenth round of ARPA funding awards totaling approximately $5.5 million.

$1,368,298 is being awarded to 45 small businesses, and $1,180,220 to 12 nonprofits. Additionally, $2.95 million will be transferred to five nonprofits that support various eligible community-based activities and services for low- to moderate-income population, including mental-health services. Sarno also provided an update on the direct cash assistance for Springfield households, with more than 3,000 household applications being approved totaling over $4.23 million.

“We are very thankful to Mayor Sarno and his ARPA team for allocating these funds,” said Dr. Mark Keroack, president and CEO Baystate Health. “The money will allow us to expand our Springfield-based healthcare services while continuing to provide quality and compassionate care for the community.”