Pregnant and Parenting Residential Treatment Program FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about the Pregnant and Parenting Residential Treatment Program.

  • Which entities are eligible for the program?

    Eligible applicants must be New Hampshire entities that:

    1. Provide, or will provide, treatment in a residential setting for pregnant or parenting persons with SUD and co-occurring mental illness(es), that do not require limited or full medical withdrawal management; and
    2. Provide supportive services to children of the resident parent(s).
      1. Such services may include:
        1. Tutoring
        2. Transportation to/from school
        3. Childcare
        4. School enrollment assistance


  • What kinds of expenses are eligible for funding?

    The infrastructure project or operating expenses must be for:

    • Facility improvements, facility expansion, or new facilities (additional documentation required); or
    • Operating expenses.

    Note: The U.S. Treasury defines capital expenditure in 2 CFR 200.13 and capital asset in 2 CFR 200.12, which GOFERR will use as guidance in determining eligible expenditures relative to such projects.


  • Is a new building eligible for funding under this program?

    While federal regulations indicate a strong preference for improvements to existing facilities of this type, constructing a wholly new building or facility may be eligible but will require further justification. See Question #8 for additional information.

  • How much money is an entity eligible to receive?

    Competitive awards will be offered up to a maximum of $1,000,000 per entity for eligible infrastructure or operating expenses. Entities may receive either an infrastructure related forgivable loan or a subaward for operating expenses, but not both.

  • What criteria will be used to score applications?

    Applications will be reviewed and competitively scored, with criteria such as the following taken into consideration:

    • Merits of proposal  
    • Financial need  
    • Readiness (infrastructure)
    • Maintenance versus expansion of services
    • Qualifications and experience

    To comply with funding requirements, grant applications must demonstrate that the application will provide funding to cover costs/expenses incurred from March 3, 2021, onward.

  • Will an entity be eligible if other federal, state, or local COVID-19 relief funds are received?

    Generally, receipt of other COVID-19 relief will not deem an entity ineligible to apply to this program.  However, if the entity has received other aid for the same project or operating costs for which it is seeking an award in this program, the application may be denied or award reduced.

  • How does an entity apply for this program?

    To apply for this program, please visit the program page on GOFERR’s website by clicking here. That page will contain important program details, links to application materials, and instructions on how to submit the application.

    Entity will need the contact and financial information relevant to the entity’s application, as well as information on the entity’s proposed, existing, or completed project(s).  

    Entity will also be asked to attach to the application documentation on the proposed facility improvement(s). See below for more information on required documentation.

    If you require assistance submitting an application, please contact GOFERR at info@goferr.nh.gov.

  • Will an entity have to provide any documentation to support its application?

    Documentation must include at least the following:

    • Documentation of Any Related Facility Licensing
    • Documentation Supporting the Amount Claimed for Project Costs (Incurred and Estimated)
    • Project Timeline (including milestones and completion date) for Infrastructure Project or Expansion of Supportive Services for Children
    • Justification Analysis Required for Infrastructure Projects of $1 Million or More (If applicable - See Below)
    • Justification Analysis Required for Infrastructure Projects Involving New Facilities (If applicable - See Below)

    Entity may also provide any additional documentation it feels supports the application. Moreover, GOFERR may require additional documentation as part of its application review.

    Analysis for Infrastructure Projects with Costs of $1 Million or More: In addition to other application materials, a written justification for capital projects or expenditures with a total cost of $1 Million or More must be provided and include:

    • Comparison of the proposed capital project against at least two alternative types or sizes of capital expenditures that are potentially effective and reasonably feasible, and demonstration of why the proposed capital project is superior.
    • Comparison of the proposal against the alternative of improving other existing capital assets already owned or leasing other capital assets, if applicable.
    • To the extent possible, provide relevant data when making comparisons, and if data is not available, please explain why.  
    • Important considerations:
      • The effectiveness of the capital expenditure in addressing the harm identified and the expected total cost (including pre-development costs) against at least the two alternative capital expenditures identified.
      • How the proposed capital project is a proportional response to the need the entity wishes to address.

    New Facility Analysis: If the capital project for which the entity is seeking expense reimbursement involves a new facility, additional details are needed. Please complete the below analysis and submit it as a separate document in conjunction with the application.

    The federal government has stated that new congregate facilities are presumed ineligible. That presumption may be overcome by providing a written justification for a new congregate facility, as opposed to rehabilitation or remodeling of an existing facility. In order for a new facility to be considered, the applicant must provide the following in addition to other application materials:

    • Explanation as to why the proposed new facility is a better and more suitable alternative to improving an existing facility already owned or leased.
      • Such an explanation should include how construction of the proposed new facility is a proportional response to the need the entity wishes to address.

    Note: This documentation and portions of the application that relate to explanation and justification for the project may be required to be provided to U.S. Treasury as part of federal reporting.

  • When is the application due and how will the application process work?

    GOFERR will review completed applications that contain all necessary support and documentation that are received by Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 04:00 PM.

    GOFERR recommends submitting completed applications promptly, as they may require follow up and additional documentation or information, and an incomplete application could impact award eligibility.

  • How will the award process work?

    This program offers two distinct areas of assistance: infrastructure or operating expenses. As a result, two different award types are offered and applicants may only receive one. Please see below.

    For infrastructure projects, awardees will enter into a 0% interest forgivable loan that will be forgiven upon project completion.

    For operating costs, awardees will enter into a subaward agreement and will receive funds on a reimbursement basis.

    Awardees, regardless of type of award, must comply with all relevant and applicable federal Uniform Guidance found in 2 CFR 200.

    Although award notices will be sent out by GOFERR, all awards will require an executed award agreement, and those in excess of $10,000 will be subject to authorization by the Governor and Executive Council (G&C) at a scheduled meeting. Moreover, all awards will be contingent upon ongoing authorization and availability of federal funds.

    Payment of funds will be made on a reimbursement basis. If a project is not completed by the time all awarded funds are expended, the project must be completed by December 31, 2025. However, in very limited circumstances and on a project-by-project basis, GOFERR may have the ability to extend the deadline for completion.

  • What if an error was made in the application after it was submitted it?

    Entity should not submit its application until it is certain it is complete and entity has the correct and necessary supporting documents. GOFERR may, but is not required to, request clarification if information provided is incomplete or missing.   
    If the entity has not received notice of an award, it may file a corrected application if it becomes aware of an error.  Please notify GOFERR immediately if a second application is filed, as the original application may already be under review. The corrected application must contain all of the information that the entity wants considered, even if it was otherwise correct in an earlier application, as GOFERR will not look to an earlier filed application for missing information.

    GOFERR will assume that the application filed last in time is the most complete and will only process the last in time application (up until notice of an award/decision is sent by GOFERR).  

    GOFERR will not add documents to a submitted application or change answers that have already submitted.
    After award notices are issued in this program, they may be subject to approval by the Governor and Executive Council.

  • Can the entity appeal a determination on eligibility for the program, the amount of the award, or issues related to its application?

    Appeals are permitted under the circumstances described below, and any appeals must be submitted within 15 business days of receiving a notice of award or denial.  

    • Contesting eligibility:
      • Provide an explanation and evidence to substantiate the entity’s claim about why the facility is actually eligible for the program.
    • Award determinations:
      • Provide an explanation and evidence supporting that the calculation of the award, based on the information submitted in the application, was in error.
    • Application submission errors:
      • Only obvious typographical errors can be corrected, such as misplacing a decimal point or transposing digits.

    Appeal requests and relevant evidence must be submitted in writing electronically to Appeals@goferr.nh.gov within 15 business days of the date a notice of award or denial was sent by GOFERR. 

  • If an entity has questions about how to complete this application, who should be contacted?

    For questions concerning the application, please contact info@goferr.nh.gov.

  • Is an entity limited in how many documents it can provide as support for its application?

    No. The entity may attach as many documents as are needed to support its application, but GOFERR recommends combining documents and using a PDF format to reduce the potential for errors or formatting issues.

    If questions or further assistance, please contact info@goferr.nh.gov.

  • If the entity receives an award, will the entity name, address, and award amount be made public?

    Yes. If the entity does not want this information to be made public, it should not submit a completed application.

    If the project involves a new facility and the total project cost is $1 million or more, the written justifications may be required to be provided to U.S. Treasury as part of federal reporting requirements.

    Treasury may make all or part of any such report available to the public.