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The Urban Agenda Grant

Information to help you understand and apply for the ABBP: Urban Agenda Grants (UAG) is below. This page is intended for informative purposes with references to outside links and information. The Association does not manage the information contained in those links.

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What is the UAG? 

Launched by the Baker-Polito Administration in 2015, the Urban Agenda Grant Program promotes economic vitality in urban neighborhoods by fostering partnerships that capitalize on unique local assets and community-driven responses to specific challenges. Urban Agenda grants are competitive one-year awards that offer these partnerships flexible funding to implement programming and projects based on creative, collaborative work models to support economic progress in urban communities.

Springfield – McKnight – Association of Black Business and Professionals: $100,000 to support Pathways to Economic Resilience in the Black Community, a partnership with Springfield and MassHire to provide workshops to business professionals, competitive grants to small businesses, and a $2,000 internship stipend to Black and Latino students.


Information above is sourced from Governor Baker's March 9, 2021. For more information on the Grant itself and other administrators of the grant in other Springfield neighborhoods, please see the full Press Release from Governor Baker. 

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ABBP Urban Agenda Grants

The ABBP now has Urban Agenda Grants to assist black businesses. All funds will be awarded on a competitive basis. Funding is strictly limited to applicants who attend school or whose primary business/nonprofit address is registered within the Mcknight, Upper Hill, Pine Point, Bay, or Boston Road neighborhoods of Springfield.

We are currently finalizing the application process. For more information please check back to this page the week of March 15, 2021.

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