Communities Hardest Hit by COVID Grants

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is using ARPA funds to help libraries in communities deemed “hard hit by COVID” by Governor Baker’s office to provide programs and services that will help their communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health designated twenty communities as hard hit by COVID, including Boston, Brockton, Chelsea, Everett, Fall River, Fitchburg, Framingham, Haverhill, Holyoke, Lawrence, Leominster, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Methuen, New Bedford, Randolph, Revere, Springfield, and Worcester. Funds will be used for a variety of different projects that will help the library and town make the library more accessible, improve technology, undertake outreach services, offer career, skill, and language assistance to the public, provide opportunities to youth in the communities, and train library staff.

Project Guidance

Grant Report Forms

For More Information

Lyndsay Forbes, Project Manager and Grant Specialist
617-725-1860 x252
857-488-6616 (Mobile)
lyndsay.forbes@mass.gov