The “COVID-19 Expenses Relief Program” is a reimbursement program for COVID-19 related business expenses in 2020 and 2021. Awards will be calculated on a pro rata basis, up to a set cap that will be determined after the close of the application period. Payments will be issued following the program deadline of October 1, 2021.
Eligibility: This program is for for-profit businesses that did not participate in the Business Recoupment Relief Program and other relief programs that reimbursed for expenses. For example, health care providers and nonprofits are not eligible for this program. Applicants must have had $20,000,000 or less in revenue in 2019 and 2020.
Businesses with ownership structures typical of for-profit businesses, including self-employed, franchises, and subsidiaries, so long as they have a principal place of business in New Hampshire, payment can be delivered to a New Hampshire address, and provided expenses are limited to only the New Hampshire operations, may apply.
How to Apply: Applicants will be required to submit documentation of previously unclaimed/unreimbursed COVID-19 related business expenses, through September 8, 2021, utilizing the GOFERR grant portal.
It is highly recommended that applicants use an internet browser besides Internet Explorer to complete the application, such as Microsoft Edge, Firefox, or Google Chrome.
Business expenses eligible for reimbursement include, but are not limited to, those that fall within these broad categories:
- Fixed Costs incurred while completely closed due to COVID-19 (prorated rent, mortgage payments, and utilities);
- Costs incurred as a result of reopening after COVID-19 related closure (such as PPE, workforce safety training, and installation of physical safety measures); and
- Increased costs of doing business as a result of COVID-19 (such as HVAC improvements, creation or addition of indoor or outdoor space for social distancing purposes, and increased costs due to supply chain disruptions or increased demand).
The application must be completed and submitted utilizing the GOFERR grant portal by Friday, October 1, 2021, at 4:00 PM, including all supporting documentation.
For more information about the COVID-19 Expenses Relief Program generally or the application, please email email@example.com or visit here.
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