New Hampshire Self Employed Livelihood Fund (SELF)
Information on the Self Employed Livelihood Fund
Governor Chris Sununu has authorized the allocation and expenditure of CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds (“flex funds”) to provide emergency financial relief to support New Hampshire self-employed, for-profit businesses due to the economic disruption caused by COVID-19.
If you believe that there was an error in the information you reported on your application which could have impacted the reason(s) you are not eligible for a SELF Grant, you may file an appeal by sending an e-mail to [email protected] by August 7, 2020 at 11:59pm. Your appeal e-mail must contain the following:
- A copy of your denial e-mail or letter
- Explanation and documentation to substantiate your claim
Appeals that are sent by any method other than by e-mail or that are not received by the deadline will not be considered. The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration (DRA) will review the information and documentation you submit to make a final eligibility determination. Please note: The DRA cannot consider appeals regarding any dollar amounts that you reported on your application. The State is unable to allow revisions to a business’s gross receipts or COVID-19-related grant and/or loan amounts so as to not jeopardize program integrity or any of the State’s CARES Act funding.
Important Dates & Timeline:
Application Period: July 6, 2020 – July 17, 2020
Deadline to File a Completed Application: July 17, 2020
The Self Employed Livelihood Fund is only available to businesses that apply by July 17, 2020. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. All businesses who feel as though they are eligible should submit an application; however, only businesses that meet all of the Self Employed Livelihood Fund grant criteria are eligible to receive an award.
The Self Employed Livelihood Fund grant award amounts will be calculated similarly to the Main Street Relief Fund, with the maximum award amount a business can receive is $50,000.
The State of New Hampshire is not directing businesses on how to spend the money. Businesses must demonstrate they have experienced or anticipate they will experience a financial loss due to COVID-19 in order to qualify for a Self Employed Livelihood Fund Grant. It is expected that businesses will use the funds to assist in covering their operational costs and legal obligations.
The Application must be completed and submitted by 4:00 PM on Friday, July 17, 2020, using only the Department of Revenue Administration (DRA) web portal. No hand-delivered or mailed paper copies will be accepted. It is recommended that applications be finalized as early as possible before the deadline. Businesses that require assistance from the DRA may contact the Call Center, which is available at (603) 230-5000, Option 0, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.