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2021 Programs

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.

For more information or for further assistance visit CAP or contact your local CAP agency, email NHHFA RentHelpNH at renthelp@nhhfa.org, or call 2-1-1 or 1-866-444-4211.

 

Food Distribution Storage and Site Improvement Program

The Food Distribution Storage and Site Improvement Program is a reimbursement program for COVID-19 related increased food distribution costs and storage and site infrastructure expenses that have been incurred by in-state food pantries that are either registered as partner agencies of the New Hampshire Food Bank, registered as a charity with the Charitable Trusts Unit, or are owned or managed by a municipality.

 

COVID-19 Impact Shelter Program

The COVID-19 Shelter Impact Program is a $6 million fund that will provide qualifying existing homeless shelters with funds to accommodate the needs of the population served while mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in accordance with the CDC and the New Hampshire Division of Public Health guidelines.

Awards will be issued on a pro rata basis with a $500,000 cap after the application period closes.

 

COVID-19 Impact Senior Center Program

The COVID-19 Impact Senior Center Program is a $4 million fund that will provide qualifying senior centers with funds to accommodate the needs of the population served while mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in accord with the CDC and the New Hampshire Division of Public Health guidelines.

Awards will be issued on a pro rata basis with a $500,000 cap after the application period closes.

 

Locality Equipment Purchase Program

The Locality Equipment Purchase Program provides support of up to $50,000 per New Hampshire locality (cities and towns) for purchasing safety and emergency equipment needed as a result of or in response to the health crisis and its negative effects.
Among other things, that could include equipment needed in response to personnel shortages related to the health crisis. All reimbursed costs have to be allowable expenses under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund.

 

Programs Under Development

Please check this page for more information, which will be posted in the coming weeks.

Federal Stimulus Programming and Guidance

More information