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NOTE: The NH Emergency Nonprofit Relief Fund is a fund of the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery. The fund’s grant program is being administered through a partnership of the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the NH Community Development Finance Authority.

Please visit the GOFERR website for more information on how to apply.

Governor Chris Sununu announced today an allocation of $60 million to create a Nonprofit Emergency Recovery and Relief Fund for New Hampshire nonprofits. 

On May 12, House Democrats unveiled their latest proposal to confront the public health, economic, and societal consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dubbed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions—HEROES—Act, the roughly $3 trillion bill is perhaps a starting point for negotiations once all parties can be coaxed to the table. If negotiations do start with the HEROES Act, it would represent yet another positive step for nonprofit advocates who have lifted their voices nationwide.

Following invitations to testify to the committees advising the Governor's Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, in partnership with the Community Development Finance Authority and the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits, has proposed that the state establish a Nonprofit Relief and Recovery Fund.

NH nonprofit leaders shared their experience in a recent survey during the week of April 20th.  This is the second pulse survey compiled by the Center during the COVID-19 pandemic. See previous data.  

Virtually all respondents cited major disruptions to their organizations and are  [NH state word cloud] adapting their services to meet critical needs in our communities while keeping their constituents, staff and volunteers safe.

Center CEO, Kathleen Reardon, NH Charitable Foundation President Dick Ober and other nonprofits leaders gave testimony on Friday, April 24 to the legislative advisory board for the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (GOFERR)

On Friday, the President signed Congress' latest coronavirus economic relief package, which includes additional aid to small businesses - including nonprofits - and hospitals.

Read the article on NHPR

Some 126 New Hampshire businesses – less than one in 200 – have received emergency loans directly from the U.S. Small Business Administration, according to figures released by the agency earlier this week on its website.

NHBR reports that the U.S. Small Business Administration approved some 4,400 Paycheck Protection Program forgivable loans totaling $1.06 billion in the first week the program was rolled out, according to a press release issue Monday morning by U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.

The Internal Revenue Service announced Thursday it would give nonprofits more time to file their informational tax returns due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, nonprofits facing tax deadlines of April 1 to July 14 now have until July 15.

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