Significant Changes Affecting Municipal Relief Fund (MRF)
 
Very significant changes have been made by GOFERR affecting the Municipal Relief Fund (MRF) which extend the reimbursement deadline and respond to recent changes made by US Treasury reflected in updated Treasury Guidance and Treasury FAQs.  
 
Highlights of significant changes:
  • Fourth reimbursement period added through October 15, 2020
  • Entire payroll costs for public health and public safety employees, as a matter of administrative convenience, are now presumed an 'allowable expense'
  • Expanded definition of when costs are considered 'incurred'  
GOFERR provided us with the following new documents late yesterday.  Each of these documents are also posted on GOFERR's website  
Based on all these new changes, we have also updated:
(This updated document can also be found on NHMA's website, COVID-19 Resources page.)
 
On a related matter,  we received 133 responses from municipalities on the Municipal Reopening Survey.  Results can be found here and on NHMA's website COVID-19 page:   MUNICIPAL REOPENING SURVEY RESULTS.

As always, please contact Becky Benvenuti at bbenvenuti@nhmunicipal.org (603-230-3308) if you have any questions or concerns; or to receive specific GOFERR-reimbursement information, please email:  municipalities@goferr.nh.gov.