Dozens of NH towns have yet to apply for virus aid

August 23, 2020 GMT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than 50 New Hampshire communities have yet to apply for reimbursement for expenses related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Requests must be made by Sept. 15 to be reimbursed for expenses incurred between March 1 and Aug. 31.

As of Friday, 51 towns had not applied, according to the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery, which is in charge of distributing the state’s $1.25 billion in federal aid.

Communities also can request reimbursement for expenses incurred from Sept. 1 to Oct. 15. That deadline will be Oct. 30.

New Hampshire reported another 15 positive cases of the virus on Sunday, bringing the state’s total so far to more than 7,100. The number of deaths stands at 429.