By: Paul Durham
October 28, 2020
Earlier this year, we summarized the qualification criteria and application deadlines for grants under the New Hampshire Main Street Relief Fund (“MSRF”). The initial round of MSRF grants was closed to submissions as of June 12, 2020. However, since that time, the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (“GOFERR”) has announced an allocation and expenditure of $100 million from the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund for what is now known as Main Street Relief Fund 2.0 (“MSRF 2.0”).
Eligibility criteria for MSRF 2.0 is similar to that of the initial MSRF program, and MSRF 2.0 supports both (1) businesses that did not receive grants from the initial round of MSRF or the General Assistance & Preservation (“GAP”) Fund, and (2) businesses that received grants of less than the maximum $350,000 from the initial round of MSRF or the GAP Fund. Complete eligibility criteria can be found on GOFERR’s Main Street Relief Fund webpage at https://www.goferr.nh.gov/mainstreet.
Any business seeking to secure a MSRF 2.0 grant must file its completed application online no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2020.