NH Charities for Veterans Relief Program
Information on the NH Charities for Veterans Relief Program
The Governor has authorized the allocation of $2 million from the state’s CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds to assist charitable organizations supporting New Hampshire veterans that have lost revenue as a result of COVID-19 during the time period of 3/1/20-12/30/20.
Important Dates & Timeline
Application Period: November 20, 2020 – December 4, 2020
Deadline to Submit Completed Application: December 4, 2020
Email Notifications: December 24, 2020
Appeal Deadline: December 31, 2020
Charitable organizations supporting New Hampshire veterans have experienced lost revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has limited these entities’ ability to undertake their usual fundraising and service providing efforts. Through this program, charitable organizations supporting New Hampshire veterans may apply to receive partial revenue replacement from CARES Act flex funds.
Funds made available through the CARES Act have been designated to assist 501(c)(3) charities that provide support to New Hampshire veterans and that have lost revenue as a result of COVID-19 during the time period of 3/1/20-12/30/20.
Applications will only be accepted by charitable organizations that meet the eligibility criteria. Individual Veterans in need of financial assistance to access services are not eligible for funds through this Fund Program. The funds are intended to assist charities supporting veterans that have incurred losses as a result of COVID-19—funds are not meant to be distributed directly to individuals in need of services.
For the purposes of this Grant “Veteran” is defined in very broad terms. A “Veteran” is defined as a person who served in the military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released. This definition includes any military branch and all components. It does not take into consideration length of service, nature of service (e.g., combat Veteran) or discharge status. The applicant may have a narrower definition of “Veteran”.
A “charitable organization supporting veterans” is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity that has been in operation since at least May 29, 2019, and that dedicates a minimum of 60% of its resources to serving New Hampshire veterans.
For further information, please read through the Frequently Asked Questions & Program Guidance.
If your business was determined to be not eligible for a NH Charities for Veterans Relief Program grant, you may request an appeal by emailing [email protected] by December 31, 2020.
The appeal deadline is Thursday, December 31, 2020. Appeal requests that are sent by any method other than by email to [email protected] or that are not received by the deadline will not be considered.
The NH Charities for Veterans Relief Program grant amount is calculated according to the following formula:
Step 1. Find Anticipated Loss
= actual calendar year 2019 total gross receipts minus projected calendar year 2020 total gross receipts
Step 2. Subtract Federal/other relief funds to find Adjusted Loss
Subtract all COVID-19 assistance received from non-GOFERR sources
Step 3. Pro-Rated Calculation
Multiply Adjusted Loss from Step 2 by 90%
Step 4. Grant Amount
Subtract COVID-19 assistance from GOFERR funding sources (e.g., the Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund) from the Pro-Rated Calculated Amount