Leveraging COVID-19 Relief Funds to Support an Equitable and Inclusive Recovery

The first virtual event of the two-part series, Building an Equitable and Inclusive Recovery, was held on Thursday, June 9, from 11:00am to 12:00pm.

New Hampshire has a unique and unprecedented opportunity to invest in both a robust economic recovery and in the long-term health and economic outcomes of all Granite Staters. The State’s flexible COVID-19 recovery funds, granted through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), can be used to provide direct aid to residents as well as to support the state, county, and municipal government services.

This virtual event explored the potential opportunities the State has to deploy these flexible federal funds to support New Hampshire’s workforce, residents, and economy through three key policy areas: housing, caregiving, and education.

This event featured a brief NHFPI presentation and a moderated panel discussion, followed by an audience question-and-answer session.

Presenter and Moderator:

Phil Sletten
Research Director, NHFPI


Elissa Margolin
Director, Housing Action New Hampshire

Rebecca Woitkowski
Kids Count Policy Director, New Futures Kids Count

Christina Pretorius
Director of Policy, Reaching Higher New Hampshire

The second event of this two-part series will be held on Tuesday, September 27, from 11:00am to 12:00pm.


  • Presentation Slides: Leveraging COVID-19 Relief Funds to Support an Equitable and Inclusive Recovery – Presented by NHFPI Research Director Phil Sletten, Housing Action New Hampshire Director Elissa Margolin, Reaching Higher New Hampshire Director of Policy Christina Pretorius, and New Futures Kids Count Kids Count Policy Director Rebecca Woitkowski.
  • A recording of the presentation is available to view here.



Sponsorship opportunities available

View our Sponsor PacketSponsor Form, and Event Series Information if you are interested.

Contact Molly Redfield at mredfield@nhfpi.org to learn more.