JumpStart Program

New Hampshire and Massachusetts JumpStart VEHICLE Program
Good News Garage has a limited number of vehicles available at a subsidized cost through the JumpStart Vehicle Program. Qualified individuals in New Hampshire and Massachusetts who are currently employed and meet the income guildelines are encouraged to apply. Individuals interested in applying for a vehicle through JumpStart must submit a fully-completed vehicle application and meet the following criteria to be considered:
 
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Be employed at least 20 hours a week or have a verifiable job offer
  • Make under 250% of the federal poverty level
  • Have a “sponsor” who can validate the applicant’s situation and need for a vehicle. A sponsor could be, but is not limited to: nonprofit organization; supervisor or other manager at your employer; representative from a doctor’s office, civil or social organization, church, etc.

Vermont JumpStart VEHICLE Program:
The JumpStart Vehicle Program provides help to working individuals in Vermont who have limited financial resources but do not qualify for our state-funded program. Individuals interested in applying for a vehicle through JumpStart must submit a fully completed vehicle application and meet the following criteria to be considered:
 
  • Have a valid Vermont driver’s license
  • Be employed at least 20 hours a week or have a verifiable job offer
  • Make under 250% of the federal poverty level
  • Not have a working vehicle, and if you do have a registered vehicle you must provide a Vehicle Condition Report (in the application) with a written statement from a certified mechanic stating that the vehicle is not worth repairing
  • Have a “sponsor” who can validate the applicant’s situation and need for a vehicle

Vermont JumpStart REPAIR Program:
Good News Garage recognizes the high costs associated with properly maintaining a vehicle. We also realize that a major repair can cause a working individual to lose their vehicle and therefore jeopardize their job. To help prevent this situation from happening, we created the JumpStart Repair Program. Repair assistance grants up to $500 are available for working individuals living in Vermont. Individuals interested in applying for a JumpStart repair must submit a fully completed repair assistance application and meet the following criteria to be considered:
 
  • Have a valid driver’s license in the state where you are residing
  • Be employed or have a verifiable job offer
  • Provide a written estimate from a certified mechanic detailing the repairs needed and cost to perform the work
  • Provide a Vehicle Condition Report (in the application) and a written statement from a certified mechanic stating that the vehicle is worth repairing
  • Have a “sponsor” who can validate the applicant’s situation and need for repairs.


Applications must be filled out completely and legibly. Applications submitted with incomplete paperwork or falsified information will be subject to immediate disqualification. A denied applicant may be able to reapply after 60 days. If you have any questions please contact us at 877.GIVE.AUTO (877.448.3288) or email us.

Fees to support the funding of this initiative have been provided by generous private and corporate donations and sponsorships including support from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Bank of NH, the Nashua Telegraph, IBM Community Grants, and Tires Too.