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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.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.