The City of Concord is taking a phased approach to reopen facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic with guidelines in place for the health and safety of staff and the public. Please see our coronavirus page for more information.
New Hampshire Self Employed Livelihood Fund (SELF)***Now taking applications until July 17***This week, the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (GOFERR), in conjunction with the Department of Revenue Administration (DRA) and New Hampshire Employment Security (NHES), announced the opening of the New Hampshire Self Employed Livelihood Fund (SELF) application period. The New Hampshire SELF program builds off of the success of the Main Street Relief Fund. It is part of the State’s overall strategy to ensure the self-employed, a critical part of the backbone of New Hampshire’s economy, can better tackle the economic challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.For a self-employed business to qualify for a SELF Grant, it must:Be a “self-employed” business;Please note: For purposes of the New Hampshire SELF Program, a “self-employed” business is a business that does not have any employees except owners at any time during the year, including any furloughed, laid-off, or seasonal employees. The business may be a sole proprietorship, partnership, or limited liability company (LLC). If one or more non-owner employees typically work for a business at any time during the year, including any furloughed, laid-off, or seasonal employees, the business is not a “self-employed” business. Independent contractors are not employees; an independent contractor has a “self-employed” business.Be a for-profit business;Have its principal place of business in New Hampshire;Have been in operation for at least one year before July 17, 2020;Anticipate a loss of gross receipts from 2019 to 2020 due to COVID-19;Have total 2019 gross receipts of less than $1,000,000;Not be currently in bankruptcy;Not have permanently ceased operations; andNot have been awarded a Main Street Relief Fund Grant.In addition, the following types of “self-employed” businesses are not eligible for grants under the New Hampshire SELF Program:Nonprofits;Franchises or national chains;Farmers, growers, or maple producers;Childcare providers;Elementary or secondary schools;Institutions of higher education; andHospitals or other healthcare providers. Note: Additional information about the New Hampshire SELF program can be found online.
BUSINESSES: please see this blog post with updates on the PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) and Main Street Relief Fund.
The City of Concord is taking a phased approach to reopen facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic with guidelines in place for the health and safety of staff and the public. Please see our coronavirus web page for information on the offices that will be reopening by appointment only on June 8, 2020.
CONCORD BUSINESSES: TODAY is the deadline to apply for the Main Street Relief Fund. Main Street Relief Program. This relief program will provide simple, fast, fair relief dollars where they are needed. It will allow businesses to have flexibility in paying bills, mortgages, etc. By focusing on small businesses, it will create a fair process across all market sectors. It is administered by the DRA with a simple grant application.Eligibility:principal place of business in New Hampshire,generated less than $20 million in revenue during the 2019 tax year, healthcare, childcare, and agriculture businesses are not eligible; those businesses are or will be addressed through other programs.Important Dates & Timeline: Mandatory Deadline to Submit Completed Prequalification Form: May 29, 2020.Announcement of Program Specifics: June 1, 2020.Deadline to File Completed Application: June 8, 2020.The prequalification form must be submitted online.Link to the application form: https://new-hampshire.secure.force.com/support/GOV_GOFERR_Business_Survey
Here are some updates from the City of Concord:TO OUR BUSINESSES - RELIEF FUND INFO.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. Please complete the pre-qualification form ASAP, as this is only open for two weeks, then they will start to work on the funding requests. More details online.https://www.goferr.nh.gov/covid-expenditures/main-street-relief-fundMEMORIAL DAY - CEMETERY GUIDELINESThe City of Concord, Concord Parks and Rec Department Cemetery Division, announces Memorial Day guidelines.This year during Memorial Day weekend (May 23rd – 25th), Cemetery staff will be available to assist families by email or phone only. Due to COVID-19, we are unable to offer in-person assistance this year.Anyone interested in locating a family lot or internment should submit their request via e-mail and maps will be provided in a timely manner. Staff will do their best to meet all requests during this time, however please understand depending upon the volume of requests received, not all requests will be delivered immediately.All inquiries should be directed to Cemetery Administrator Jill McDaniel-Huckins at email@example.com or by phone at (603) 225-3911.OUTDOOR DININGThe City of Concord is working closely with our local restaurants to provide needed flexibility in light of the current COVID-19 state of emergency and its limitations on sit-down dining service. Upon the direction of the Concord City Council, restaurants in our downtown seeking to expand their outdoor dining on adjacent City property, will be permitted to do so under the auspices of a temporary City permit. The City’s Health and Licensing Officer is coordinating this effort. Outside of downtown, a number of of restaurants are exploring the use of their private parking lots and lawn areas to add dining capacity and the City is cooperating in that effort. BEAVER MEADOW GOLF COURSEBeaver Meadow Golf Course reopened on Monday, May 11 with guidelines in place to provide a safe and enjoyable experience to guests. Please see their website for more information: https://bmgc.golf/.
Good afternoon, here are some updates from the City of Concord. Spring leaf collection began yesterday and is continuing as planned. Concord residents with curbside trash collection can participate by placing leaves in biodegradable yard waste bags (no plastic bags) and/or rigid containers labeled "leaves." Leaves must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on your scheduled trash collection day. Spring Leaf Collection will continue for six weeks through May 30. Residents can also bring leaves to Gelinas Excavation & Recycling Center for free with proof of residency if the load is smaller than a non-commercial pick-up truck. Visit concordnh.gov/leafcollection for more information.Yesterday was also the first day of the PAYT (pay as you throw) temporary bag suspension, meaning purple bags are no longer required at this time. Curbside collection is continuing as usual. An end date will be announced on our web site, dependent upon the Governor's stay at home order. Here is some additional information about this temporary suspension:-Residents cannot get a refund for bags previously purchased.-Bulky items cannot be put at the curb.-All trash must continue to be bagged. You can use any bag.-Residents are encouraged to continue to recycle.-Residents can continue to utilize the PAYT bags.Our web page, www.concordnh.gov/coronavirus, will be updated as new information becomes available. Above all, we hope you stay safe and stay healthy during this time.
We have updated our coronavirus page with additional information and resources. There are also links to downloadable documents for residents and businesses. Learn more at www.concordnh.gov/coronavirus.