American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Projects

On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law and provided $350 billion of funding to states, territories, tribal and local governments to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and its economic impacts. The Town of Westborough received approximately $5.7 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds. The projects listed below were proposed by department heads and awarded by the Select Board based on recommendations from the Advisory Finance Committee and Finance Team.

Finance Department - $157,540

DepartmentProjectAward AmountStatus
Finance DepartmentProfessional Service for ARPA Compliance$132,540Contract for Services in Place
Assessing DepartmentField Inspection Services
Contract for Services in Place

Community Development Department - $325,000

DepartmentProjectAward AmountStatus
Community Development/PlanningDowntown Development Plan Grant Matching Funds$10,000Grant Awarded
Community Development/PlanningOtis Street Corridor Matching Funds
Under Contract
Economic DevelopmentWorking Capital Grant Program
Finalizing Program

Human Services and Recreation - $361,240

DepartmentProjectAward AmountStatus
Council on AgingDaybreak Program$7,500Program In Place
LibraryComputer Replacement
RecreationDog Park
In Design
Youth and Family ServicesBehavioral Health Programming
On Hold due to Position Vacancies
Youth and Family ServicesCase Management
On Hold due to Position Vacancies

Public Safety - $886,618

DepartmentProjectAward AmountStatus
Fire DepartmentNew Positions$100,000Hiring
Fire DepartmentTechnical Rescue Equipment
Fire/Police DepartmentsPublic Safety Radios
Under Contract
Police DepartmentNew Positions

Department of Public Works - $980,428

DepartmentProjectAward AmountStatus

Lead Service Line Investigation$50,000Contracting 2024

Water System Improvements - Chlorine Booster
Bid Project

School Department - $3,078,360

SchoolProjectAward AmountStatus
Armstrong ElementaryRoof Replacement$1,284,360Complete
Mill PondSecurity System
In Progress
High SchoolReplace Rooftop Chillers
In Progress