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The online portal required for the Governor's Office for Emergency Relief & Recovery Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund and other CARES Act funds is now available.

Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies has released their latest analysis of national data on employment in the nonprofit sector. The Johns Hopkins Economic Data Project has undertaken a series of estimates of the projected impact of COVID-related job losses on nonprofits, beginning with an estimated 1.6 million job losses from March through May included in their 2020 Nonprofit Employment Report.

A summary of the NH Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund—one of the Governor's Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery funds—grant program has been released.

The Center for Civil Society Studies released a new report based on data from the BLS Employment Situation Report that estimate nonprofit job losses through September 2020.

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)


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