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.