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Grants to New Hampshire Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens for Food
Storage and Distribution Costs Incurred During the COVID-19 Crisis

Food Distribution Storage and Site Improvement Program

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State of New Hampshire Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (GOFERR)

Deadline Date:

11/29/21 4:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to New Hampshire food pantries, soup kitchens, and registered providers for costs related to infrastructure and equipment purchases as well as for the increased costs of food distribution during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Funding is intended to help improve food distribution storage and site infrastructure. Additionally, the program will provide support to nonprofit entities registered as partner agencies with the New Hampshire Food Bank to cover the increased cost of food distributed to those partner agencies.

The “Food Distribution Storage and Site Improvement Program” is a reimbursement program for COVID-19 related food distribution storage and site infrastructure expenses in 2020 and 2021, which have been incurred by New Hampshire food pantries, soup kitchens, and other providers that are either registered as partner agencies of the New Hampshire Food Bank, registered as charities with the Charitable Trusts Unit, or are owned or managed by a municipality.

Reimbursement eligible expenses include: food distribution, storage, and site infrastructure to improve the preservation and storage of food or produce, including refrigerated and non-refrigerated vehicles and fixed site refrigerated and non-refrigerated storage facilities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 199349

Estimated Size of Grant:

Eligible infrastructure and equipment purchases: Grants from this portion of the program will be awarded from a $2.2 million fund on a pro-rata basis up to a $25,000 cap.

Reimbursement for the increased cost of food distribution - The amount eligible for reimbursement will be based on the increased cost of food distribution during the pandemic, which will be calculated the following way:
1. The increase in the total number of pounds of food distributed to the agency by the New Hampshire Food Bank from March 1, 2019, to February 29, 2020, as compared to March 1, 2020, through February 28, 2021; and
2. The increased rate per-pound-of-food-distributed based on New Hampshire Food Bank rates per-pound-of-food-distributed on March 1, 2019, and March 1, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible infrastructure and equipment purchases: Applicants must be New Hampshire food pantries, kitchens, or other providers that are either registered as partner agencies of the New Hampshire Food Bank, registered with the Charitable Trusts Unit, or are owned or managed by a municipality within the State.

Reimbursement for the increased cost of food distribution: Applicants must be a nonprofit New Hampshire food pantry, soup kitchen, or other provider registered as a partner agency of the New Hampshire Food Bank.

Applicants may not apply for any expense that they have already claimed in any other state or federal COVID-19 relief program, including but not limited to the Shelter Modification Program, the Non-Profit Emergency Relief Fund, or NH COVID Community Support Program, as well as, received reimbursement from another source.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- October 27, 2021 – Application Period Opens. The application must be completed and submitted utilizing the GOFERR grant portal by Monday, November 29, 2021, at 4:00 PM.
- November, 29, 2021 – Application Period Closes

The “Food Distribution Storage and Site Improvement Program” is a reimbursement program.

FAQs: https://www.goferr.nh.gov/covid-expenditures/food-distribution-storage-and-site-improvement-program/faq

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online: https://nhpublichealth.force.com/nhgoferr/CORE_Solicitation_Detail_Page?SolicitationId=a0ht000000AYgVIAA1

For more information about the Food Distribution Storage and Site Improvement Program generally or the application, please email info@goferr.nh.gov.

State of New Hampshire Governor's Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery
1 Eagle Square
Concord, NH 03301

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