On May 15, 2020, Governor Chris Sununu announced $595 million in new funding commitments for areas and industries across New Hampshire affected by the COVID-19 public health crisis.
"These funds are a major step forward in our efforts to provide Granite Staters affected by the COVID-19 public health crisis with relief," said Governor Chris Sununu. "We are continuing to expand funding for our hospitals and health care facilities, we are committing an unprecedented amount into our non-profits and Main Street small businesses, investing in our farmers and food supply systems, and continuing to put dollars towards our childcare system, front line workers, and higher education system. This is about delivering relief for Granite Staters as quickly as possible."
The relief funds announced today come at the recommendation of the Bipartisan Legislative Advisory Committee, and include:
Healthcare Relief Fund: $50,000,000
Non-Profit Relief Fund: $60,000,000
Child Care: $25,000,000
Main Street Relief Fund: $400,000,000
Farm and Food: $15,000,000
Public Higher Education Relief Fund: $15,000,000
Business Finance Authority Safe Harbor Forgivable Loans: $30,000,000