New Hampshire GAP Fund – Apply Now


New Hampshire GAP Fund application is now open

The General Assistance & Preservation Fund has been established to assist for-profit and nonprofit businesses and organizations that have not been able to qualify for funding through the state’s Main Street Relief Fund (MSRF), the Non-Profit Emergency Relief Fund (NERF), or the Self Employed Livelihood Fund (SELF).

Concord, NH — The Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery announces that the New Hampshire General Assistance & Preservation Fund (NH GAP Fund) application is now open.

The application period for the GAP Fund will run from July 21, 2020 – August 4, 2020.
For Profit Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations must apply online, here.

Eligible applicants include for-profit and nonprofit businesses and organizations that have not been able to qualify for funding through the state’s Main Street Relief Fund (MSRF), the Non-Profit Emergency Relief Fund (NERF), or the Self Employed Livelihood Fund (SELF).

For more information about the NH GAP Fund and eligibility please visit: 

Instructional Webinars:

Instructional webinars are being offered to review the GAP Fund application process and are highly recommended to any prospective applicant and available on the following dates. Interested applicants must register by clicking on the link below:

Applicant Contact:

Businesses and nonprofit organizations that require assistance with their application submission may email and will be contacted by the New Hampshire Business Finance Authority Staff shortly thereafter.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – July 21st, 2020

On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, DHHS announced 16 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 6,262 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, all are adults with 38% being female and 62% being male. The new cases reside in Carroll (2), Belknap (1), Coos (1), Merrimack (1), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (6) and Nashua (4).


Four new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 677 (11%) of 6,262 cases. 

Community Based Transmission

Eight of the new cases had no identified risk factors.


DHHS has also announced two additional deaths related to COVID-19.

• 1 male resident of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older

• 1 female resident of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older 

Map of Cumulative Positive CasesMap of Current Positive CasesSummary

Cumulative Positive Tests by County

  • Belknap 97
  • Carroll 73
  • Cheshire 80
  • Coos 14
  • Grafton 99
  • Hillsborough – Other 1,178
  • Hillsborough – Manchester 1668
  • Hillsborough – Nashua 711
  • Merrimack 441
  • Rockingham 1556
  • Strafford 307
  • Sullivan 38

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report

(data updated July 21, 2020, 9:00 AM)

  • NH Persons with COVID-191 6,262
  • Recovered 5,316 (85%)
  • Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 400 (6%)
  • Total Current COVID-19 Cases 546
  • Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 677 (11%)
  • Current Hospitalizations 23

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories,

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 145,538
  • Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody
  • Laboratory Tests 25,611
  • Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 34,962
  • Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 484
  • Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 3,400

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Information above, and archived daily updates are available here:

Regional Information (total positive test results, deaths)

Look-back period is 1 week.

NH: 6,262 positive test results 400 deaths  (1 week ago: 6,091 positive test results 392 deaths) (+181/+7)

MA: 114,033  positive test results 8450 deaths (1 week ago: 112,130  positive test results 8340 deaths) (+1962/+103)

ME: 3,723 positive test results 118 deaths (1 week ago: 3,566 positive test results 114 deaths)

VT: 1,366 positive test results 56 deaths (1 week ago: 1,305 positive test results 56 deaths)

CT:  48,096  positive test results 4,406 deaths (1 week ago: 47,530  positive test results 4,372 deaths)

RI: 17,986 positive test results 996 deaths (1 week ago: 17,588 positive test results 985 deaths)

NY:  412,889 positive test results 32,218 deaths (1 week ago: 407,875 positive test results 32,092 deaths) (+5,072/+128)


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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