An overview of current programs and programs under development
Programs Currently in Operation
New Hampshire Emergency Rental Assistance Program
NHERAP funds can cover current and past due rent, as well as utility and home energy costs for eligible households. This assistance is available retroactive to April 1, 2020 through the date of application, and the applicant may also receive assistance for these same expenses going forward. Households may receive assistance for a total of 12 months.
Payments will be provided directly to the landlord or utility provider on behalf of the household. Landlords, with the tenant’s permission, may apply for assistance on behalf of their tenant.
To be eligible, at least one person in the household must qualify for unemployment benefits, had their income reduced, had significant costs, or had other financial hardship due to COVID-19. The household must also be at risk for homelessness and meet certain income requirements.
The program is federally funded and must follow federal law. This program is only for eligible renters and landlords, not homeowners, per federal rules.
Local Fiscal Recovery Fund Program
Under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), the State will receive a total of $112 million in Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to distribute to New Hampshire non-metropolitan cities and towns (so-called Non-Entitlement Units or NEUs), this includes all NH municipalities except for Dover, Manchester, Nashua, Portsmouth and Rochester – these five cities receive separate FRF allocations directly from U.S. Treasury as metropolitan cities. The Local Fiscal Recovery Fund Program is accepting applications from June 17, 2021 until August 18, 2021.
Business Recoupment Relief Program
The Business Recoupment Relief Program provides awardees of the Main Street Relief Fund, SELF program, the GAP program, and/or the 2020 Live Venue Stabilization Program an opportunity to apply certain COVID-19 related business expenses toward any federally mandated recoupment requirements. The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration or GOFERR will notify any business if this requirement applies to them.
Programs Under Development
Please check this page for more information, which will be posted in the coming weeks.
Federal Stimulus Programming and Guidance
Healthcare Recoupment Relief Program
The Healthcare Recoupment Relief Program provides previous awardees of the Healthcare Provider Relief Program or Long Term Care Provider Program an opportunity to apply certain COVID-19 related business expenses toward any federally-mandated recoupment requirements. GOFERR will notify any business if this requirement applies to them.
The Application Period opens July 28, 2021 and runs until August 25 at 4:00 PM