Sept. 13, 2021
Expense Relief Program for NH Businesses
The Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (GOFERR) has launched the COVID-19 Expenses Relief Program to assist New Hampshire for-profit businesses with COVID-19 related business expenses in 2020 and 2021.
Eligible businesses can apply for reimbursement of a portion of their eligible expenses until 4 p.m. on Oct. 1, 2021, via the GOFERR portal. Awards will be issued following the application deadline, on a capped, pro-rata basis dependent upon total eligible expenses.
Eligible expenses for reimbursement (including the self-employed) include, but are not limited to, the following categories:
- Costs incurred while closed due to COVID-19 (such as 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).
More information on the program, including eligibility information, can be found here.