Business Aid and Drive Through Voting

Governor Sununu announced $595 million in new funding commitments for areas and industries across New Hampshire affected by the COVID-19 public health crisis.

The Governor has authorized the allocation and expenditure of an initial $400 million in emergency funding from the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund (“flex funds”) to provide emergency financial relief to New Hampshire small for-profit businesses due to the economic disruption caused by COVID-19.  However, in order to provide the most effective relief as quickly as possible, New Hampshire small businesses desiring to obtain relief will first be required to provide information concerning their possible COVID-19-related lost revenues and receipt of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans or any other federal relief.  This information will be used to determine appropriate relief criteria and amounts to meet the needs of eligible small businesses, including whether the initial $400 million is appropriate or needs to be changed.  In order to be eligible, a business must have its principal place of business in New Hampshire and must have generated less than $20 million in revenue during the 2019 tax year.  In addition, healthcare, childcare, and agriculture businesses will not be eligible for the program, as those businesses are or will be addressed through other programs.

To get more details go to:

  • Healthcare Relief Fund: $50 M
  • Non-Profit Relief Fund: $60 M
  • Child Care: $25 M
  • Main Street Relief Fund: $400 M
  • Farm and Food: $15 M
  • Public Higher Education Relief Fund: $15 M
  • Business Finance Authority Safe Harbor Forgivable Loans: $30 M

The presentation can be found at the link below

Governor Sununu signed Executive Order 2020-09, which is the third extension of the State of Emergency declared in Executive Order 2020-04.

GOFERR Meeting of the Legislative Advisory Board

  • Monday, May 18, 1:00 PM
  • Call-in: 800-356-8278
  • PIN: 389388

Anyone having difficulties connecting to the conference should call: 603-271-7840

Pursuant to RSA 91-A:2, this meeting is open to the public.

GOFERR Stakeholder Advisory Board

Tuesday, MAY 19. Meeting of the Stakeholder Advisory Board

  • 1:00 PM
  • Call-in: 800-356-8278
  • PIN: 194655

Pursuant to RSA 91-A:2, this meeting is open to the public.

WMUR: Conway holds town election with absentee, drive-thru voting

“A first-of-its-kind town election day took place Tuesday in Conway. To comply with COVID-19 guidelines, town officials successfully got about 1,000 people to vote absentee. Drive-thru voting was also available for the few hundred people who showed up at the polls.”

Link: Conway holds town election with absentee, drive-thru voting


May16 Case Map



About Rep. Steven Smith

Steven Smith is a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, serving his 7th term. Rep. Smith currently represents Charlestown, Newport, and Unity. Rep. Smith is the Deputy Speaker of the NH House.
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