NH Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, through the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (GOFERR), established the NH Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund. Supported by the CARES Act, $60 million has been allocated to assist qualifying New Hampshire nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The NH Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund, administered by the NH Center for Nonprofits, NH Charitable Foundation and NH Community Development Finance Authority, will fund grants designed to reimburse organizations who demonstrate a need for funding due to expected or realized losses as a result of the health crisis, while helping to sustain a nonprofits’ ability to carry out its mission.

Grants will be awarded based on program criteria and eligibility:

  • The organization must be a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in New Hampshire.
  • The organization must demonstrate that it incurred or will incur expenditures and/or losses due to the COVID-19 health crisis between March 1 and December 30, 2020.
  • Costs or losses cannot be covered by this program if they have been, or will be paid, by other federal emergency relief funds (ie: Paycheck Protection Program).
  • Nonprofit hospitals, colleges/universities and other organizations that are or will be assisted through other funding opportunities are excluded from this program.

Timeline and steps:

Friday, June 5 – Starting on June 5, 2020, 501(c)(3) nonprofits are encouraged to complete an organization profile through an online portal: https://nhcf.smartsimple.com/s_Login.jsp. A completed and validated profile is required as a first step and to complete an application.

Thursday, June 11, 1-2pm – Application period opens and additional program details will be posted. The NH Center for Nonprofits will host a webinar to answer questions about the grant program. Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3312333062115704588

Monday, June 15, 4-5pm – The NH Center for Nonprofits will host a webinar to answer questions about the grant program. Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7882796190594518284

Thursday, June 25 – Application period closes.

Once the application period has concluded, recipients of the grants will be notified by the Governor’s Office of Emergency Relief and Emergency (GOFERR). Funding arrangements will be made between the organization and the State of New Hampshire.

For more information: New Hampshire Nonprofit Emergency Relief and Recovery Fund Program Overview

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