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Phase II ARPA Project Applications

The public is encouraged to review project submissions sent from local community-based organizations, non-profits, and businesses eligible to receive ARPA funding and are aligned with the City of Lynn’s spending and strategic priorities. The City received many suggestions from community members, not all of which are listed in the table below. These suggestions and input were collected, reviewed and in some cases integrated into other projects that will receive ARPA funding this round. The City is working to consolidate project applications and leverage other state and federal resources to maximize Lynn’s ARPA funding.

Organization

Project

Amount Requested

Description

 

HOUSING

  
Lynn Shelter AssociationA New Emergency shelter for the Adult Homeless of Greater Lynn$250,000.00The Lynn Shelter Association is in the midst of a significant capital project to develop a new adult emergency shelter to replace the existing one which no longer serves its current use, has capital improvement needs and a recently expired lease. A new shelter will also have 40 beds as well as improved use of space, offices, separate dorms, a courtyard, commercial kitchen and space for programming.
Mayor’s Office (on behalf of Northeast Legal Aid)City of Lynn Eviction Prevention Project$400,000.00The demand for assistance with eviction prevention and other housing-related matters is unceasing. Currently Northeast Legal Aid turns away 50% of eligible clients due to lack of resources. This project will expand the number of clients served by providing free legal aid, enabling residents to secure their current housing, be educated on their tenant rights which minimizes their housing insecurity thereby allowing them to focus on their other basic needs. 
Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood DevelopmentWall Plaza Kitchen, Bath, and Floor Renovation and Asbestos Remediation$500,000.00Lynn Housing Authority (LHAND), through the Department of Housing And Urban Development, intends to renovate the kitchens, bathrooms, and flooring of units in two elderly and non-elderly disabled Federal public housing buildings to improve conditions for the residents and ensure the long-term viability of the development. The two buildings, built in 1967, are located in the M. Henry Wall Plaza Development located at 18 Bond Street and 95 Tremont Street. 
Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood DevelopmentLynn Housing Authority State Housing Capital Improvements$500,000.00Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development (LHAND) intends to make capital improvements to its state housing units to ensure quick turnover and needed repairs such as replacement of flooring and fixtures, appliances, and building systems. These units serve LHAND’s elderly, non-elderly disabled, and family populations. Units are scattered throughout the city and include large developments such as Meadow Court, Caggiano Plaza, Essex & Tilton, Olive Street, Woodman Street, and family unit locations. 
Neighborhood Development Associates (NDA)Lynn Armory Apartments$1,000,000.00The Neighborhood Development Associates (NDA) seeks to renovate the historic armory to create 43 units of mixed income veterans’ housing. The Lynn Armory Apartments will create 43 new units; 1 studio, 32 one bedrooms and 10 two bedrooms. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the need for long-term affordable housing security for this vulnerable population of Lynn residents that this project will satisfy.
2Life Communities500 Lynnfield Street Redevelopment$1,000,000.002Life Communities’ 500 Lynnfield Street Redevelopment project will support aging in the community by building 150 new apartments of service-enriched affordable housing for seniors. All of the passive house building units will include extensive program spaces for residents and will maximize outdoor space on the site of the former Union Hospital. The project abuts the North Shore’s Mass General Brigham Medical Center, and will be connected to a new Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Center that will be operated by Element Care. 
Affordable Housing Associates of Lynn Inc.The Hennessey House$1,000,000.00These funds will be for the rehabilitation of The Hennessey House located at 48-52 Andrew Street  which will convert the current single room occupancy (SRO) units into 51 efficiency studios with kitchen and bathroom in each the majority of which will be highly affordable. This project will create a safe living environment for our most vulnerable population located close to transportation and other related services.
Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development RAFT Supplemental Funds (Part 2)$500,000.00ARPA funding will be used to supplement existing Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) funds for Lynn households in need of rent, utility, and mortgage assistance. 
Essex County Community Organization/ Lynn United for Change/ Neighbor to Neighbor MA Education FundCommunity Housing Plan$18,000,000.00The Essex County Community Organization, Lynn United for Change and Neighbor to Neighbor MA Education Fund would administer the Neighborhood Health Housing Repair Program and the Lynn Housing Recovery Voucher Program to expand the scope of Lynn’s response to the housing crisis in a way that complements existing programs, aids pandemic recovery, and works through a structure that will maximize participation of vulnerable populations while leveraging the strengths of the existing housing ecosystem.
American Refugee CouncilLynn Affordable Units$150,000.00The American Refugee Council owns a three-unit property located at 66 Harwood Street and intends to rehabilitate and convert the units into affordable housing for low-income residents, refugees and victims of domestic violence. 
Habitat P.L.U.S., Inc.Direct Improvements to Lower Overhead and Lab$518,676.00To meet the unexpected additional costs of the pandemic, Habitat P.L.U.S., Inc. had to forfeit capital funds in order to comply with unfunded mandates suddenly required as a result of the pandemic. Now HP must recuperate those capital funds, so that it may continue its capital projects to improve quality of care, safety, and lower energy consumption, thereby lowering and streamlining operating costs for the benefit of HP’s disabled Veterans and the community.
Casa MariposaRepairs to Affordable Housing in Lynn & Temporary Rent Stabilization$610,000.00ARPA funding will be used to cover expensive repairs to the Casa Mariposa’s community living home including deleading, updating the safety system, repair of the roof and gutter system and resulting water damage, replacing windows and installing a new stove and venting system. Funds were also requested to assist with temporary housing support to subsidize rent for families.
B’nai B’rith Housing (as sponsor)The Marshall Senior Affordable Housing$1,000,000.00B’nai B’rith Housing proposed to redevelop the former Thurgood Marshall Middle School, into a high quality and attractive affordable senior rental housing community that offers robust resident service coordination. The ARPA funds would be used to finance the building renovations and site improvements which would be available to low and moderate income senior citizens. 
The Latino Support Network IncCreating Affordable Home Ownership Options and longterm pathways for building wealth for Lynn residents$1,120,000.00The purpose of this project is to develop between 14-30 affordable home ownership units for Lynn residents and to create a Community Land Trust in order to ensure long term affordability. The project will create long term affordable homeownership and preserve affordability. It will also enable the Latino Support Network to create and strengthen a pipeline for new home-owners to join our programs. 
New American Association of Massachusetts (NAAM)Winter Shelter for People Experiencing Homelessness$25,000.00ARPA funding is sought to address the needs of unhoused folks during the winter months and create isolation spaces. This funding will directly aid collaborative efforts to address temporary winter shelter for people experiencing homelessness in Lynn.
Lynn Shore Rest Home IncElectrical/Flooring/Bedroom/Deck/Bathroom -Repair/upgrade$1,157,865.00Lynn Shore Rest Home Inc., a state registered “Rest Home” located at 37 Breed Street requested ARPA funding for capital improvements. The proposed repairs would improve safety and building systems for the 34 low-income residents and ensure the Home’s structural and financial sustainability.
Haborlight Homes & Lynn Latino Support NetworkLSA/Harborlight Gentrification Mitigation Project$15,000,000.00The Latino Support Network and Harborlight Homes requested ARPA funds preserve and increase access to affordable housing opportunities for families, and individuals in the short-term, and mitigating/preventing displacement, neighborhood destabilization and re-segregation in the long term. The goal is to use this one-time resource as leverage to address the economic and racialized harms exposed and exacerbated via COVID by protecting and creating homes for over five hundred households.
 TOTAL$42,731,541.00 
    
 

INFRASTRUCTURE (WATER/ROADS)

  
Lynn Water and Sewer CommissionLWSC Water System Improvements: Various Streets$3,900,000.00Funding was requested to upgrade and install water mains that are undersized or new mains to supplement water supply in various areas of the City.
Lynn Water and Sewer CommissionLWSC Water System Improvements: Phase 4 & 5$3,500,000.00This project would enable the continuation of water main replacement in conjunction with on-going sewer and drain improvement projects which have been deemed ineligible for a loan through the State Revolving Fund.
 TOTAL$7,400,000.00 
    
 

PUBLIC HEALTH

  
Lynn Community Health CenterLynn Community Health Center Expansion$10,000,000.00ARPA funds were proposed to support Phase I of the Lynn Community Health Center Expansion, which will increase and enhance services for the community of Lynn and our target populations, enabling increased urgent care, medical, behavioral health, dental, and substance use disorder services. Increased access to these urgently needed health care services will result in improved health outcomes in the community, which is particularly critical for individuals that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic or remain at high risk.
 TOTAL$10,000,000.00  
    
 

WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT

  
Alysha Hill Bingham Leadership FoundationUnion Trade Aptitude Test Prep$10,999.00These funds will provide individuals with application assistance, aptitude test preparation, and interview preparation for various trade apprentice programs (Local IBEW103/ Electrical/Telecommunications, Local 12 Plumbers, Local 4 Operating Engineers, Local 537 Sprinkler Fitters). The program is designed to position Lynn residents for the opportunity to enter in a life changing career.
Entrepreneurship for All / EforAll LynnEforAll-Eparatodos Lynn Virtual Business Accelerator Program$14,000.00This program will provide critical business training and mentoring to early-stage entrepreneurs, particularly people that have lost their jobs during the pandemic and turned to entrepreneurship to provide for their families. EforAll/Eparatodos will expand participation in its Business Accelerators program in 2023-2024, in English and in Spanish. Lynn ARPA funds will provide the technology (laptops) needed to attend and fully benefit from the content in the virtual classes and mentor meetings during the year-long program to help participants launch their businesses.
Girls Inc. of LynnCollege & Career Readiness Program Expansion$25,800.00Girls Inc. of Lynn will expand their current College and Career Readiness program to support teen girls as they matriculate to and complete college and through their first career positions. This expansion will provide meaningful support, mentoring, and resources to Girls Inc. program members by equipping them with the skills and networks necessary to overcome the academic and workforce challenges that have either been created or exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.
Pathways Adult Education & Training, IncEquipment and Projects to support Adult Education & Workforce Development$270,000.00ARPA funds would be used to provide equipment, materials and training to support the Pathways Adult Education & Training, Inc Adult Education and Workforce Development programing. This program supports 400 students annually.
New Lynn CoalitionLynn Community Enrichment Program $150,000.00ARPA funding is being requested to increase class offerings, student enrollment and data tracking for the Lynn Community Enrichment Program. The goal of this project proposal would be to double enrollment in an increased number of offered classes by Winter 2024, increase to 2.5 the current enrollment by Winter 2025, and triple participation by Winter 2026.
Roca Inc.Behavioral Health Intervention Services for Young People Driving Community Violence in Lynn$280,505.00The requested ARPA funds would support one-time capital equipment costs required to support a year-round Transitional Employment Program (TEP) crew based at Roca Lynn, as well as TEP participant wages and annual salary of a TEP Crew Supervisor. The capital equipment includes pick-up trucks needed to transport crews safely in winter to jobs with caps to cover gas and supplies; uniforms and equipment; and furniture and equipment for a new playroom for the Young Mothers program at the Roca Lynn building.
Greater Lynn Chamber of CommerceEntrepreneurial Support and Career Development Center$200,000.00The Greater Lynn Chamber of Commerce sought funding and a location to launch a Center for Business and Career Development in downtown Lynn to serve the entire community to support the enhancement of economic vitality in southern Essex County.  This center  would provide business counseling, professional training and education programs, coworking space and other resources to all people seeking to better themselves through the role of business. 
Ahora IncFinancial Empowerment for Latina entrepreneurs impacted by the pandemic$280,000.00ARPA funds would advance financial empowerment workshops and coaching for approximately 60 Latina entrepreneurs and Latina owned small businesses impacted by the pandemic. Ahora, Inc.would offer personal finance education workshops and hands-on coaching  to help Latina entrepreneurs understand and master the importance of financial education and money management as they seek to grow their businesses and manage their personal and business finances.
Center for Educational InnovationGaming Innovation Lab for Youth$510,840.00ARPA funds would be used to engage at-risk youth through an innovative approach in Esports. This initiative will provide opportunities for middle and high school students to participate in experiential learning and career development programs. Utilizing the GamingiLab, CEI, College Esports Brand, and Brickyard Collaborative alliance students would have access to computers, instructors and learning tools to participate in game-based technical and career training programs that would lead to STEM, esports, and creator careers. 
WeReachLynn Esports Gaming and Workforce Development Center$1,652,524.00The proposed project would provide seed capital over three years to create a community based and centered workforce development and business incubator endeavor based in the fast growing industry of Esports and associated information technologies. This project is a partnership of several organizations, specifically, WeReach, the North Shore Latino Business Association, Entrepreneurship for All, Roads Consulting Group, and Bay State College. The design is best viewed as three components that create a pipeline from the community of Lynn to businesses and careers in Esports and associated STEM industries. 
We Serve Safely Inc.Lynn Shared Commercial Kitchen & Food Business Incubator$3,250,000.00The proposed project consists of an 8,500 square foot culinary incubator/commercial kitchen/shared kitchen, multi-user facility. This commercially licensed space will allow chefs, bakers, caterers, and other culinary professionals to prepare their goods legally while providing the scheduling and budgetary flexibility that many small businesses need.
 TOTAL$6,644,668.00 
    
 

FOOD AID

  
The Food ProjectLynn Local Food Systems – Build-a-Garden and Farmers Markets$198,955.75The Food Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to create a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system. The proposed project would continue to build a robust, equitable and resilient local food system in the city of Lynn through two community programs: Build-a-Garden and Lynn Farmers Markets.
The Latino Support Network IncPromoting healthy living, green spaces and building social capital$350,000.00The Latino Support Network Inc. proposed using ARPA funds to create vibrant green spaces for the greater Lynn community both on Cook Street and at the Senior Center. The initiative will promote access to quality food and support the creation of educational programs that encourage healthy living and eating. 
New Lynn CoaltionNew Lynn Food Aid Expansion$365,700.00The New Lynn Coalition strives to build upon its almost three years of work delivering free and fresh groceries to homes which are either economically disadvantaged, possess identification barriers, are food insecure, have contracted Covid (to reduce spreading), and/or do not have access to reliable sources of food aid. Funding will enable the Coalition to acquire vehicles and technology that will increase capacity and provide access to food sources previously inaccessible.
Greater Lynn Senior Services, Inc.Phoenix Food Hub: Expand the Infrastructure$379,810.00This request focuses on expanding the infrastructure within Greater Lynn Senior Services & Phoenix so that the Phoenix Food Hub can better accommodate and support the changing needs within the community. These funds will be used for the design and formalization of the Hub partnership including governance structure and role of the Lynn Food Security Task Force Advisory Committee in oversight; as well as development and policies, staffing, facility redesign, nutrition screening, to accomplish reduction in food insecurity by offering a range of nutrition resources.
Building AudacityOn the Grow$184,200.00During the pandemic, Building Audacity started a food program in which volunteers sorted and delivered food to the doorsteps of some of the most vulnerable Greater Boston families. From October through May the program provides fresh food, and utilizes the mobile pantry delivery service from June through September. ARPA funds would be used to build out a freight farm. Freight Farms is a Boston-based agriculture technology company and was the first to manufacture and sell “container farms”: hydroponic farming systems retrofitted inside intermodal freight containers. This will enable the program to expand the produce supply to address the waiting list of families in need of fresh food.
 TOTAL$1,478,665.75 
    
 

NON PROFIT AID

  
Cultura Latina Dance Academy IncorporatedCLDA Dance Program$30,000.00The mission of the Cultura Latina Dance Academy Incorporated is to enhance, share, and connect our cultures and community through dance. Students also learn about leadership, self-esteem, discipline, and teamwork. ARPA funds will be used to provide performing arts and professional dance to those who cannot afford them, and arts and education to Lynn residents. 
The REAL ProgramREAL Facility Capital Improvements$40,650.00The REAL program requested ARPA funds in order to make capital improvements to its leased space on the first floor in order to meet safety and security requirements for its preschool, ESL, and before school programs. These capital improvements involve removing and replacing windows, the back door, and updating the kitchen space.
Centerboard’s Lynn Family Resource CenterCommunity Clothes and Diaper Closet$50,000.00ARPA funds are being proposed to procure supplies for community clothes and a diaper closet at Centerboard’s Lynn Family Resource Center. 
Raw Art Works (RAW)Van for Outreach and Community Engagement$59,240.00Raw Art Works requested ARPA funding to purchase a new van to replace and complement our aging one, and to enhance outreach and community engagement efforts through a variety of our programs. The van will enable Raw Art Works to expand program initiatives and sustain existing offerings.
North Shore Maritime CenterRowing & Watersports Program Expansion$75,000.00ARPA funds will be used to support the expansion of North Shore Maritime Center’s Rowing & Watersports program. Funding will cover expenses directly associated with the expansion of this program to reach new individuals from Lynn, especially through youth focused- partnerships. These funds will be leveraged against other sources that will enable NSMC to add staff to support this expansion and make the program free or low cost and accessible to those who might not otherwise have an opportunity to participate.
Latina Center MARIALatina Mothers English Language Project$76,000.00The program’s goal is to provide a permanent structure to a successful program teaching English language skills to young mothers. The Latina Center MARIA will formalize work begun several years ago to teach young immigrant mothers English language skills. In the first year of executing this project, the program will graduate 160 parents who will be better prepared to interact with their children’s teachers. ARPA funding is being proposed to provide program stabilization and time to find a permanent location and long-term funding.
LYSOA Inc.LYSOA Drop-In Center for High-Risk Youth Post-COVID Renewal$92,000.00LYSOA Inc. proposes using ARPA funds for operational expenses that are needed to address a major decrease in usage of the LYSOA Drop-In Center during the COVID pandemic. In March 2020, the drop-in center closed. LYSOA’s Drop-In Center is the only program in Lynn that provides a safe educational and recreational space for the highest risk youth in Lynn. This safe location for social and community support continues to be needed to serve Lynn’s high-risk youth. 
Lynn Rapid Response NetworkImproving Immigrant Access to Care$99,583.00With the help of the Rapid Response Network, the Lynn Community Health Center has begun providing training of staff and providers to support their work with immigrant patients. This project will adapt and expand the training series for immigrant-serving agencies to build confidence in educating and empowering immigrants on their rights and appropriately connect immigrants with support to address their social determinants of health. The initiative will also include creating and promoting culturally appropriate educational materials and resource brokerage support for the community and improve immigrant access to community resources.
Lynn Music FoundationLynn Arts Music and Media Center$100,000.00The Lynn Arts, Music & Media Center is a creative community hub for artists from Lynn to collaborate under a single roof. This project will cover costs to renovate space at the Black Box Theater to maximize for artists usage. This proposal serves low income artists in Lynn who cannot afford a place to rehearse, record music and collaborate with others. 
LEAP FOR EDUCATIONPurchase of Two Student Passenger Vans$141,500.00LEAP FOR EDUCATION proposes using ARPA funds to purchase two 15-passenger vans to transport students on field trips, college campus and special events as well as those attending after school programs at the Thurgood Marshall Middle School and Lynn English High School. The project would close the gap for economically disadvantaged youth for whom transportation costs are a barrier to accessing free programs that enhance their educational experience.
Building Bridges Through Music Inc.Building Back Building Bridges Through Music$207,300.00Building Bridges Through Music Inc. (BBTM) requested funding to support a project that addresses the negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency and assists members of the community that were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. ARPA funding will directly address pandemic impacts such as learning loss and emotional and mental health issues affecting low-income children in Lynn, as well as a decrease in enrollment in the program that resulted from the pandemic thereby impacting the financial well-being of BBTM, which is a non-profit organization. 
Lynn Historical Society, Inc. (DBA Lynn Museum/LynnArts)Lynn Museum/LynnArts Infrastructure and Renovation Project$1,000,000.00The Lynn Historical Society, Inc. (DBA Lynn Museum/LynnArts) proposed using ARPA funding to improve physical spaces in both the Lynn Museum and LynnArts buildings, to improve the quality of experience for the overall community and day-to-day operations for staff, visitors, and practicing artists. This will enable the space to be more functional for artists who rent space, to hold community programs and events and ensure the building’s success into the future.
Community Minority Cultural Center (CMCC)The CMCC Program Revitalization and Facility Rejuvenation Project$1,005,000.00This revitalization project will happen in two phases. First, repairs would be made to the 298 Union Street Facility, last renovated in 1994, to bring it into compliance with ADA handicap accessibility standards. The second phase of the project will revitalize CMCC events and programs that were suspended or canceled due to the COVID 19 pandemic such as ESL classes, computer training, and voter registration/education programs.
House Factory FoundationPlastic Recycled$8,000.00ARPA funds were proposed to be used for education and for collecting and rendering products from plastic waste. The project goals are to remove thousands of pounds of single-use plastic waste from the environment waste stream, educate the residents and students about how to reduce their plastic waste impact, and provide benches with said plastic waste.
Adventurers Club, Rayitos de LuzAdventurers Club Camp$30,000.00The Adventurers Club was created to give children from the community an opportunity to belong to an organized peer group. Children are invited to participate in various activities which will improve their physical, social, spiritual and mental development. One of many activities is camping at least twice a year for children if pre-kindergarten through grade four. 
The REAL ProgramREAL Before Home Program Director$50,000.00The REAL Program proposed using ARPA funds to hire a program director. The Before Home Director is a part-time position that is guided by best practices in teaching and learning for children ages 5-11 who largely attend the neighborhood public school (Brickett School).
Highlands Coalition IncGreen House in Community Gardens$75,000.00This project seeks to rebuild the community garden project initiated by the Highlands Coalition
over 10 years ago, and now to convert some parts of the gardens into greenhouse to have organic vegetables for the community throughout the year.
The REAL ProgramThe REAL Mobile!$75,879.00The REAL program sought ARPA funds to procure an electric van for its “REAL Mobile” program whose purpose is to deliver children’s books and maintain REAL Little Free Libraries throughout the City. It would also fund the installation of an electrical line and equipment needed to charge the van’s battery. This project “Makes Learning Visible” by offering free and equitable access to books for the neighborhoods, and the community.
Lynn Shelter Association, Inc.On-site Addiction Treatment Services at the Emergency Shelter in partnership with Brightview Health$299,000.00Lynn Shelter Association, Inc. proposed using ARPA funding for an innovative partnership with Brightview Health to place a clinician on-site at the emergency shelter in downtown Lynn to provide one-on-one medically-assisted treatment and/or counseling for addiction/substance-use disorders.
New American Association of Massachusetts (NAAM)Newcomer Donation Storage Facilities$50,000.00ARPA funding is sought to provide storage facilities that could house more donations for newcomers and provide Lynn’s immigrant and refugee families a place to access donations given to NAAM on a continuous basis. This will allow NAAM to receive more donations and not have to turn away anything due to lack of space.
Beyond Walls Inc.Creative Initiatives to Strengthen the Lynn Community.$375,000.00Beyond Walls sought ARPA support to continue to expand, refine and implement community initiatives which include: designed community response initiatives which have led to projects like the MBTA underpass lighting, installation of a new playground at Cook Street Park’ annual street art activations that include the installation of large-scale murals to celebrate Lynn’s cultural heritage and; the education program known as Classroom to the Streets (CTTS).
Lynners Against Drug Abuse inc.Outreach center /meeting place 10 Allerton St.$500,000.00Lynners Against Drug Abuse Inc. proposed using ARPA funding to update the existing building so it may be used as a meeting place and to rehabilitate parts of the building that are not up to code. 
St. Mary’s High SchoolTeacher Shortage: Essential Personnel$509,567.57St. Mary’s High School proposed dedicating ARPA funds for the retention of the teaching staff for Catholic schools in Lynn, MA. The closing of the learning loss gap due to COVID-19 can not be achieved without a fully staffed school.
YMCA of Metro North – Demakes Family YMCAHitting the Right Note: Lynn YMCA Music Studio Expansion$1,750,000.00The YMCA proposed using ARPA funds to expand the Lynn Music Studio and its program opportunities, strengthening the program in its second decade of operation, and multiplying exponentially the impact it will have on our youth in Lynn. Funding will support this project to complete design plans and facilitate construction of the new studio space, which is approximately 80% of the total project cost of $2 million.
 TOTAL$6,698,719.57 
    
 

CITY

  
Lynn Department of Public WorksDPW FY 2022 Equipment Purchase Supplement$67,132.00ARPA funding was proposed to purchase equipment for the Department of Public Works.
Lynn Community TV, Inc.Council Chamber and Union St / Infrastructure$80,744.00The system that runs Government and Access channels, allows meetings to go live and to stream, and feeds lynntv.org is nearing the end of its useful life. ARPA funding was proposed to upgrade the Council Chamber A/V and Accessibility and Cable Channel & Online infrastructure.
Lynn Fire Department PumpersIncreased cost in equipment$129,166.44These funds will pay for the increased cost of pumper trucks used by the Lynn Fire Department in order to ensure and enhance fundamental capability to fight fires effectively.
Lynn Department of Public WorksCompact Trash Truck for Parks$145,888.00ARPA funding was requested to purchase a compact trash truck for servicing city parks.
Lynn Department of Public WorksMarian Gardens/Goldfish/Gowdy/Parkland$200,000.00The requested ARPA funds will allow for additional improvements to be made at the Marian Garden playground; a small city owned playground within an environmental justice neighborhood. 
Lynn Planning DepartmentTransportation On-Call Consulting Services$300,000.00The City of Lynn Planning Department sought ARPA funding for on-call transportation engineering and planning consulting services. Consulting services are sought to effectively position the City to benefit from the unprecedented investment in infrastructure made by the Federal Government with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) by using consulting services to apply for grants, develop project concepts and detailed engineering services.
Lynn Historical CommissionNew Light Cemetery Rehab.$5,000.00The Lynn Historical Commission requested funding to rehabilitate this cemetery by repairing fences, adding a gate, repairing toppled stones, and cataloging names to be added to the Findagrave.com registry.
Lynn Historical CommissionWestern Burial Ground Revitalization$30,000.00Western Burial Ground Revitalization
Lynn Historical CommissionMary Baker Eddy Bus Relief ‘Pocket Park’ Enhancement$20,000.00Mary Baker Eddy Bus Relief ‘Pocket Park’ Enhancement
Lynn Historical CommissionEssex/Joyce Streets Safety Improvements$7,000.00Essex/Joyce Streets Safety Improvements
Lynn Historical CommissionAdams/Fayette Street Memorial Park Safety Improvements$50,000.00Adams/Fayette Street Memorial Park Safety Improvements
Lynn Historical CommissionBeacon Hill Ave. Terminus Cul de Sac ‘Pocket Park’$85,000.00Beacon Hill Ave. Terminus Cul de Sac ‘Pocket Park’
City of Lynn (Planning + Valerie)Vivi the Viaduct Monster$30,000.00ARPA funds were proposed to create a guerilla style marketing campaign to support local businesses, resident joy, and viral branding energy for the Downtown Cultural District during MBTA construction. The project would support local businesses affected by the construction and contribute to Lynn’s external branding.
Department of Community DevelopmentBarry Park, Phase II, supplemental funding$107,595.49This project would remove unusable bleachers, install upgrades to enable handicap accessibility to the field, improve hardscaping and parking infrastructure and planting shade trees. As a result of our current economic situation and supply chain complications, the estimated cost of the Barry Park Phase II project increased to $742,595.49 resulting in a budgetary shortfall of $107,595.49. Therefore, The City of Lynn Community Development Department seeks funds to complete this segment of signature improvements to Barry Park. 
Concerned Residents of Pine Hill Rat Eradication Pilot in Ward 5/6 – Pine Hill Neighborhood$220,000.00This project would utilize Phase II ARPA funding to implement a new and effective method of rat control to decrease public health hazards caused by the rats in Lynn, as an alternative to current use of poison bait stations. 
Department of Community DevelopmentBlossom Street supplemental funding$740,000.00The Department of Community Development sought supplemental funding to meet a project budget shortfall due to bids for construction that came in higher than expected. ARPA funds have been proposed to support the construction of an intersection at Blossom Street and the Lynnway to allow for a left-hand turn lane from the Lynnway onto Blossom Street and to introduce through traffic access from Blossom Street to Blossom Street Extension.
Damon Harrison/Mayor’s Office Community SuggestionsEssential Worker’s Appreciation and Small Business Stimulus Collaborative Initiative$1,000,000.00A recommendation was made to utilize ARPA funds to compensate Lynn Essential Workers (Police, Fire, Hospital and other employees of Lynn) for their sacrifices made during the COVID pandemic. The Project would simultaneously invest/infuse/inject $800,000.00 dollars directly into the Lynn Small Business Community because these entrepreneurs were hit hard by the pandemic. 
City CouncilSolar Panels$1,500,000.00ARPA funding was requested for the installation of solar panels on City-owned buildings or schools.
GAR Hall and Museum TrusteesGAR Hall and Museum Capital Improvements$2,800,000.00These funds will begin the process of initiating long over-due renovations to the Grand Army of the Republic building, and bring the building into ADA compliance through installation of an elevator and secondary egress to the building.
Lynn Police DepartmentAXON Proposal$5,240,510.00This proposal intends to support the commitments of the City of Lynn and the Lynn Police Department to police accountability and transparency by leveraging ARPA grant funds to extend the agency’s body worn camera contract and to address the upcoming expiration of the Department’s Taser contract.
 TOTAL$12,758,035.93 
    
  

Requested

 
 

ARPA II TOTAL

$87,711,630.25 

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