Economic Resilience Grant Program Recipients Award

The Department of Planning and Development is requesting the use of ARPA funding to award grants to 25 businesses as part of the Economic Resilience Grant program.

The Economic Development Office has created a suite of programs that align with the City of Lowell’s ARPA framework, which was endorsed by the Lowell City Council in October 2022. ARPA is intended to address the negative health and economic impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and these programs are tailored to the specific needs of Lowell’s local economy.

The Economic Resilience Grant Program was open to businesses located in Lowell in industries that were disproportionately impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, which include restaurants and food service; arts, entertainment, and the creative economy; tourism and recreation; wellness and fitness; childcare; small-scale retail; and start-ups at Lowell-based incubators. Applicants funded by this grant program are listed below with total funding amounts for each included.

Economic Resilience Recipients

  • The Old Court Irish Pub & Restaurant $70,000
  • Mariachi Foods Inc. $70,000
  • Top Donut Inc $70,000
  • Sengly Snacks Corp DBA Eggroll Cafe $45,000
  • Sweet Lydia's $35,000
  • Small Steps Daycare $30,000
  • Worthen House Cafe $23,000
  • Blue Taleh Restaurant $19,000
  • Queen Adeline $15,000
  • J King Barbershop $12,000
  • Teal Hair and Makeup Studio $10,000
  • Curation 250 $8,000
  • Pizzuti Studios Photography $5,000
  • FORK Included, LLC $60,000
  • ATP Restaurant, Inc. dba Cobblestones of Lowell Restaurant and Bar $50,000
  • Saigon Sandwich House $50,00
  • NolanNova LLC $40,000
  • Spiderloom Productions, LLC $35,000
  • IV Seasons Restaurant $25,000
  • Warp and Weft $19,000
  • Lala books $16,000
  • MJ Clothing $15,000
  • TOMO360, LLC $10,000
  • Market street market $10,000
  • Brew'd Awakening Coffeehaus $8,000
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The City of Lowell was awarded over $75 million by the federal government to assist with the ongoing pandemic recovery effort. A dedicated ARPA team, functioning through the City Manager’s Finance Department, is managing the City’s ARPA funding with a focus on community, compliance, and transparency to residents through the online ARPA Dashboard: https://city-lowell-ma-budget-book.cleargov.com/8250. As they become available, you can access new online grant applications in English, Khmer, Portuguese, and Spanish on the City’s ARPA Grants Opportunities page: https://www.lowellma.gov/1755/ARPA-Grant-Opportunities-Page.