COVID-19

  • Took immediate action to flatten the curve and provide for the safety and well-being of Granite State families
  • Created the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery to oversee the fair and transparent disbursement of the $1.25 billion CARES Act funds to businesses, communities, and organizations
  • Disbursed $338,374,455 to New Hampshire small businesses through the Main Street Relief Fund
  • Built 14 flex facilities across New Hampshire with 1,662 new clinical surge beds during the COVID-19 global pandemic
  • Established the $600,000 Emergency Protections & Relief Fund for Domestic and Sexual Violence Organizations to ensure the continuation of services to victims during the COVID-19 global pandemic
  • Put forward $2 million in new funding to provide for New Hampshire’s most vulnerable children during the COVID-19 global pandemic
  • Established the Emergency Healthcare System Relief Fund, providing $100,000,000 in funding to ensure that New Hampshire Hospitals remained open during the COVID-19 global pandemic, with $30,000,000 allocated for long-term care facilities
  • Moved all Family Violence Prevention Specialists across the state from part-time to full-time positions to assist DCYF in supporting victims of domestic violence and their children during the COVID-19 global pandemic
  • Provided stipends to first responders, front line medicaid workers, corrections staff, and protective service workers
  • Historic expansion of unemployment benefits in the wake of COVID-19
  • Allocated $35 million in housing and utility assistance for those struggling to pay rent or utility bills due to COVID-19
  • Prohibited landlords from starting eviction proceedings against those unable to pay due to their financial situations during the COVID-19 State of Emergency