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Main Street Relief Fund 2.0

Grants to New Hampshire Small
Businesses for COVID-19 Relief

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State of New Hampshire Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (GOFERR)

Deadline Date:

10/30/20 4:00 PM


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Grants to New Hampshire small businesses for urgent economic assistance during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Funding is intended to provide emergency support to offset the economic impact of the pandemic. Eligible businesses must demonstrate that they have experienced or are likely to experience financial loss due to the pandemic.

The State of New Hampshire is not directing businesses on how to spend the money. Businesses must demonstrate they have experienced or anticipate they will experience a financial loss due to COVID-19 in order to qualify for MSRF 2.0. It is expected that businesses will use the funds to assist in covering their operational costs and legal obligations.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 189806

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum amount received from MSRF 2.0 cannot exceed $350,000, including grants received from the initial round of MSRF and the GAP Fund.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

For a business (or group of affiliated businesses*) to qualify for MSRF 2.0, it must:
-Be a for-profit business;
-Have its principal business office in New Hampshire;
-Have typically employed at least one non-owner W-2 employee before COVID-19;
-Have been in operation since at least May 29, 2019;
-Anticipate a loss of gross receipts from 2019 to 2020 due to COVID-19;
-Have total 2019 gross receipts of less than $20 million;
-Have received a total of less than $350,000 from the initial round of MSRF or the GAP Fund, if a prior recipient;
-Not be currently in bankruptcy;
-Not have permanently closed; and
-Not have received a Self Employed Livelihood Fund (SELF) grant.

In addition, the following types of businesses are not eligible for MSRF 2.0:
-Nonprofit organizations;
-Agriculture businesses;
-Childcare providers;
-Elementary or secondary schools;
-Institutions of higher education; and
-Hospitals or other healthcare providers.

* For purposes of MSRF 2.0, a business is considered affiliated with any other business that:
-Has the same Taxpayer Identification Number (including Social Security Number);
-Has the same corporate parent or grandparent; or
-Is majority-owned (more than 50%) by the same owner or group of owners.

Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates & Timeline:
-The Grant Application will be available on Monday, October 19, 2020 beginning at 8:00 a.m.
-Deadline to Submit Completed Application: 4:00 PM on October 30, 2020


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

If you need assistance submitting your Grant Application, please contact the MSRF 2.0 Call Center, which is available at (603) 271-7840 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, or email

1 Eagle Square
Concord, NH 03301
TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964

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