I hope you are all doing well considering the circumstances. I wanted to update everyone on a few things I am working on right now. First and foremost, I delivered a letter to the Governor's office last week seeking a dedicated hospitality industry relief fund. With restaurants operating at 50% in four counties, there will need to be additional support from the state for businesses to survive! To support us in our case for additional relief, please take a few minutes to complete the survey below. We will need this data to show state officials how dire the situation is on the ground.
As I am sure you are aware, there is progress being made in Congress to issue another COVID-19 aid package and there has been a lot of work done to target a chunk of relief specifically to the hospitality industry. We should see progress on this front over the next few weeks.
I have also sent a request to state officials for further clarification on a few issues I have received calls about that are critical for many of you:
Please don't hesitate to call or email if I, or anyone on my team, can help.
Important Survey for Additional Relief
As our industry continues to struggle to survive under the current restrictions, we are sending an appeal to Governor Sununu for a hospitality industry specific assistance fund. We need your help in this effort! Please take our 90-second survey and provide us with data to reinforce our case for the need for additional relief money for hospitality businesses. Thank you.
Apply Now: New Hampshire GAP FundThe Governor has authorized the allocation and expenditure of $30M of CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds for the New Hampshire General Assistance & Preservation (GAP) Fund to provide emergency financial relief to New Hampshire businesses and nonprofit organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but that have been unable to access support from other existing state and federal programs.
For additional information about this program and to apply, please visit the GOFERR website.
As part of a collaborative effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 across the state and keep New Hampshire healthy, we are supporting a grassroots movement to encourage the use of face masks in public and work settings. The initiative, #MaskUpNewHampshire, is to promote the public use of masks in order to keep our communities safe and our businesses open.
To learn more about this innititive click here for more details.