The “Food Distribution Storage and Site Improvement Program” is a reimbursement program for COVID-19 related food distribution storage and site infrastructure expenses in 2020 and 2021, which have been incurred by New Hampshire food pantries, soup kitchens, and other providers that are either registered as partner agencies of the New Hampshire Food Bank, registered as charities with the Charitable Trusts Unit, or are owned or managed by a municipality.
The Food Distribution Storage and Site Improvement Program is intended to help improve food distribution storage and site infrastructure, including refrigerated and non-refrigerated vehicles and fixed site refrigerated and non-refrigerated storage facilities.
Additionally, the program will provide support to nonprofit entities registered as partner agencies with the New Hampshire Food Bank to cover the increased cost of food distributed to those partner agencies.
This program is for nonprofit New Hampshire food pantries, soup kitchens, and other providers that are either registered as partner agencies of the New Hampshire Food Bank, registered as charities with the Charitable Trusts Unit, or are owned or managed by a municipality.
Eligible infrastructure and equipment purchases will be allowed up to a $25,000 cap from a $2.2 million fund. Grants reimbursing for such purchases will be awarded on a pro-rata basis up to the cap after the application closes December 8.
Qualifying entities applying for reimbursement for the increased cost of food distribution will receive a pro-rata share of a $1 million fund after the application period closes on December 8.
How to Apply:
Applicants will be required to submit documentation of claimed expenses and/or increased cost of food distribution utilizing the GOFERR grant portal.
Applicants will need to use an internet browser such as Microsoft Edge, Firefox, or Google Chrome to complete the application. Internet Explorer will not work properly with this application.
The application must be completed and submitted utilizing the GOFERR grant portal by Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 4:00 PM, including all supporting documentation.
For more information about the Food Distribution Storage and Site Improvement Program generally or the application, please email email@example.com or visit here.
How to Submit an Appeal:
For information on the appeals process, please click here.