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Holyoke taps cannabis impact fees for substance abuse prevention programs

Kenneth C. Zirkel
Holyoke City Hall

Service providers can apply for grants up to $25,000

The city of Holyoke plans to use $100,000 in fees collected from cannabis businesses to support substance abuse prevention programs.

Grants in amounts up to $25,000 will be offered. Applications are expected to be made available later this week.

City officials held a virtual roundtable with service providers to discuss the best way to use the money and how to distribute it.

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Aaron Vega, Holyoke’s Director of Planning and Economic Development.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.