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
$25,000
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
$250,000
Under Contract
Economic DevelopmentWorking Capital Grant Program
$65,000
Finalizing Program


Human Services and Recreation - $361,240

DepartmentProjectAward AmountStatus
Council on AgingDaybreak Program$7,500Program In Place
LibraryComputer Replacement
$19,500
Ordered
RecreationDog Park
$107,915
In Design
Youth and Family ServicesBehavioral Health Programming
$77,750
On Hold due to Position Vacancies
Youth and Family ServicesCase Management
$148,575 
On Hold due to Position Vacancies


Public Safety - $886,618

DepartmentProjectAward AmountStatus
Fire DepartmentNew Positions$100,000Hiring
Fire DepartmentTechnical Rescue Equipment
$22,954
Ordered
Fire/Police DepartmentsPublic Safety Radios
$186,365
Under Contract
Police DepartmentNew Positions
$577,299
Hired


Department of Public Works - $980,428

DepartmentProjectAward AmountStatus

Lead Service Line Investigation$50,000Contracting 2024

Water System Improvements - Chlorine Booster
$930,428
Bid Project


School Department - $3,078,360

SchoolProjectAward AmountStatus
Armstrong ElementaryRoof Replacement$1,284,360Complete
Mill PondSecurity System
$174,000
In Progress
High SchoolReplace Rooftop Chillers
$1,620,000
In Progress