October 19, 2020
Concord, NH – Following Governor Chris Sununu’s announcement last week that $100 million of the state’s CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds would be allocated to a second round of the Main Street Relief Fund, the application period for Main Street Relief Fund 2.0 (MSRF 2.0) opened for new and returning applicants this morning. The application is available on the GOFERR grants management portal until 4:00 PM on October 30, 2020.
MSRF 2.0 provides continued economic support to New Hampshire small businesses suffering from business interruptions as a result of COVID-19. Specifically, it supports both (1) new applicants, businesses that did not receive grants from the initial round of MSRF or the General Assistance & Preservation (GAP) Fund, and (2) returning applicants, businesses that received grants of less than the maximum $350,000 from the initial round of MSRF or the GAP Fund. Eligibility is similarly defined as under the initial round of the Main Street Relief Fund; those with questions are encouraged to consult the eligibility criteria available at www.goferr.nh.gov/mainstreet.
New Hampshire small businesses seeking assistance are encouraged to contact GOFERR utilizing the inquiry portal or contact the Main Street Relief Fund 2.0 call center by calling (603) 271-7840. The call center is provided, in part, thanks to a partnership with the Department of Business and Economic Affairs.