Return to Previous Page

NH and VT Business Relief Programs

New Hampshire Business Relief Program Announced

The NH Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery launched the COVID-19 Expenses Relief Program to assist New Hampshire for-profit Main Street 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 PM on October 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 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). 

Note: More information on the program, including eligibility information, can be found here.

Vermont Continues to Offer Business Recovery Assistance

The Vermont Economic Recovery Bridge Program continues to be available to Vermont businesses. To apply and for support with an existing application, click here.

Earlier action by the Vermont Legislature established that forgiven PPP loans are not taxable in Vermont. This provides further welcomed relief to Green Mountain employers.

Comments are closed for this post, but if you have spotted an error or have additional info that you think should be in this post, feel free to contact us.