Project Photo Gallery

February 27, 2023 EforAll

The City through its Office of Community Development is pleased to support the partnership of EforAll and the Chicopee Chamber of Commrece in the provision of business skills trainings.

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December 15, 2022 HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

The City's Buyer Assistance program was able to assist this family to purchase their home.  Congrats on their first holiday season as HAPPY HOMEOWNERS! Our program uses federal HOME program funds.  Information is available on our webpage or by calling our office at 413-594-1490.

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December 8, 2022 Homeowner Rehab

The Office of Community Development is administering an ARPA-funded Homeowner Resiliency Program.  Elderly homeowners can receive funding to improve exterior conditions on their homes.  Roofing, Siding, stairs, ramps? give us a call 413-594-1490.

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September 29, 2022 Melvin Street Clean-up

Pleased to support the Revitalize CDC' Green-n-Fit program in efforts to improve housing conditions in the Melvin Street area.  CDBG funds were committed to make housing improvements for a low-income Veteran in Willimansett.

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August 12, 2022 Heating System Replace/Repair Program

Last year, CDBG funds were utilized to assist 130 homeowners to repair/replace their inefficient heating systems. The program administered by the Valley Opportunity Council will be accepting applications starting September 1.  For more information, please contact VOC at 413-552-1548.


June 21, 2022 River Mills Fitness Trail

Members of the Council of Aging Board of Directors, staff from Senior Center and representatives from Polish National Credit Union celebrate the completion of River Mills Walk Fitness Trail made possible with a grant from Polish National Credit Union and CDBG funds.


May 23, 2022 Boys & Girls Club Expansion Project Update:

Boys & Girls Club Outdoor Expansion Project is complete ! In addition to the pavilion, the Club was able to install new benches and refurbish the outdoor stage. CDBG funds supported the project.


March 21, 2022 Willimansett Heights Improvements

CDBG Funds enabled Revitalize CDC to work through the winter to complete exterior home improvements to six homes in the Willimansett Heights neighborhood.  The Willimansett Heights Improvement League not only coordinated the process for their elderly neighbors but also undertook clearing of brush and debris !

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January 11, 2022 Lincoln Grove Park Improvements


The Improvements to Lincoln Grove Park are going out to bid!  The improvement funded with Community Development Block Grant funds will create the City's first Inclusive Play space and expand and improve the existing skate park.  The current schedule will have these improvements completed this summer.

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December 16, 2021 River Mills Fitness Court

We have broken ground for the next two pieces of outdoor Fitness equipment.  This second phase adds 2 structures with 6 circuit exercises to the existing equipment.  Excited to see the progress !

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November 16, 2021 It's POURING !

Today's the day- the Boys and Girls Club's General Contractor is pouring the floor to the new outdoor space ! Exciting to see this project move so quickly.

October 4, 2021 Groundbreaking Ceremony

Chicopee Boys & Girls Club's project to improve outdoor recreational space was funded with CDBG-CV funds.  The award of $250,000 will create safe, accessible,  year round space for Club members.


August, 2021 Food Bank

Proud to attend the Food Bank of Western MA Capital Campaign kick-off.  Big Y and Mass Mutual Foundation each contributed 1.5 million.  Chicopee has committed to being the regional hub for Food Security.  The event was at the Moose Lodge-one of the Food Bank's sites in Chicopee.


July, 2021 Riverwalk Fitness Trail

The next phase of the Riverwalk Fitness Trail has been designed and the equipment ordered.  Fingers crossed that the equipment will be installed before frost.


June 21, 2021  SUMMER TIME !!

The new Lincoln Grove Spray Park which was funded with federal Community Development Block Grant funds is open for the season.

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June 17, 2021     CENTER FRESH !

The Center Fresh Market is being created through a partnership between the city and the Chicopee Chamber of Commerce, with assistance from federal Community Development Block Grants that will double the amount of produce low-income people will be able to purchase with SNAP benefits.


January, 2019 - Renovations at the former Chicopee Library continue.  The property is being converted into a child care site.

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February, 2018 - The reviews are rolling in !  If you haven't tried Goodworks Coffee House at 46 Center St, you definitely should !  The small business received start-up funding through the Community Development Block Grant Program.  The welcoming environment and great coffee are worth a stop.  Ample Free Parking across the street.  For more information, check out their website at or follow them on Facebook.

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February , 2018 -  Welcome to Homeownership! Our most recent homeowner is all SMILES in her new home which was made possible in part by the City of Chicopee's Buyer Assistance Program. For more information see link below.
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February, 2018 - The City invested HOME funds for the redevelopment of the Kendall Building in downtown Chicopee.  Owned and managed by the Valley Opportunity Council, the property is now efficiencies and one bedroom apartments.  To apply, download and complete this application below.
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January, 2018 - Community Development funds provided to construct a new ramp at Porchlght VNA
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January, 2018 - CDBG funding was provided to the Valley Opportunity Council to convert under-utilized space into a teaching kitchen for its Nutrition Program!