An overview of current programs and programs under development
Programs Currently in Operation
Federal Stimulus Programming and Guidance
InvestNH - Capital Grant Program
Administered by the New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs (BEA), the Capital Grant Program will address funding gaps in affordable and workforce housing construction in the state. The Capital Grant Program is a $50 million program with a minimum of $10 million of program funds being designated for projects under 15 units and/or projects being developed by non-profit developers.
Municipal Boat Launch Investment Program
This program will be used for reimbursement of expenses related to repair or replacement of existing municipally-owned boat launches and associated structures. Typical examples of costs eligible for reimbursement would be construction materials, demolition, design, immediate parking area construction costs, signage investments to improve accessibility for disabled users, and labor costs associated with the afore-mentioned expenses.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 2-1-1 or 1-866-444-4211.
New Hampshire Homeowner Assistance Fund
The New Hampshire Homeowner Assistance Fund (NH HAF) provides financial assistance for New Hampshire homeowners who are in arrears on their home mortgage, utilities, association fees, other common charges, and/or property taxes during or as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pregnant and Parenting Residential Treatment Investment Program
Residential treatment for pregnant and parenting persons provides a family-centered treatment approach to support sustained recovery, community reintegration, and intact parent-child relationships. The purpose of this program is to provide relief for residential treatment programs serving pregnant and parenting persons with SUD and co-occurring mental illness(es), as well as support for services these entities provide to the children of those receiving treatment. GOFERR will provide support to entities that already provide these services or would be able to do so after receiving an award. This competitive award program will provide up to $1,000,000 for infrastructure investments or operating expenses that help increase service capacity or cover operating budget shortfalls as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
SUD Withdrawal Management Treatment Bed Capacity Program
The purpose of this program is to increase the availability of specialized substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services in New Hampshire by providing awards for infrastructure investments that support an increase in the availability of American Society of Addition Medicine (ASAM) Level 4.0 medically managed withdrawal treatment beds within the state that are available to Medicaid recipients. ASAM Level 4.0 medically managed withdrawal treatment beds are necessary for treating clients with more complex chronic medical conditions which often accompany substance use disorders.
In addition, this program may support the provision of ASAM Level 3.7 beds, should funding allow.