Village Commons Area Grant Program

The application has closed and funding has been awarded.


Village Commons Area Commercial District – Activating Outdoor Spaces

Grants up to $2,500

Application Due Date:  June 17, 2022

The Town of South Hadley is offering reimbursable grants of up to $2,500 to commercial businesses and property owners within the Village Commons area for outdoor furniture and games to activate the streetscape within this commercial district. The Village Commons area includes the Village Commons shopping and residential development and extends outward to adjacent businesses and restaurants near the intersection of Route 47 and 116. The purpose of this program is to attract visitors to the many businesses and restaurants within this district and provide enhanced outdoor amenities.

How the Program Works

Selected outdoor furniture and/or games must be used in support of the commercial businesses located on the property (e.g. outdoor dining, seating, umbrellas, etc.) Select items from one of the participating local vendors listed below and receive a price quote from the vendor. Submit the price quote along with a completed application. Applications will be reviewed for eligibility and Notice of Awards will be made by June 30th. Grants will not be made for any purchases made prior to a Notice of Award. 


To apply, complete the online application form HERE. After submitting the online application, scan and email a copy of your price quote to 

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Outdoor Furniture and Games Vendors

Chap de Laine’s

136 College Street (Route 116)

South Hadley, Massachusetts

Olde Hadleigh Hearth and Patio

119 Willimansett Street

South Hadley, Massachusetts

*Inform vendor of your intent to participate in the grant program and discounts may be available depending upon manufacturer, availability, and other requirements per vendor.

If you have a question as to your project’s eligibility, please contact the Planning and Conservation Department:

Anne Capra, Director of Planning and Conservation

(413) 538-5030 x6128

Funding for this program has been made available to the Town of South Hadley through a Regional Economic Development Corporation Grant from the Western Mass Economic Development Corporation. All funding must be allocated by June 30, 2022, and projects completed by December 31, 2022.