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Manchester Small Business Resiliency Grant Program

APPLY: Small Business Resiliency Grant

The City of Manchester has launched the Manchester Small Business Resiliency Grant Program as a resource and tool for small businesses to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This program is being offered through funds from the US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Program. Eligible small businesses can receive a grant up to $5,000 through this program that does not need to be repaid and can go towards eligible expenses incurred since March 13, 2020.

Eligibility criteria include a business must have a physical establishment in the City of Manchester, employ no more than 15 full-time equivalent employees, have less than $2,000,000 in gross annual receipts, show a loss of revenue of 50% or more during a specific time-frame due to the impact of COVID-19, meet certain HUD criteria ensuring the business employs low to moderate-income employees. Full list of eligibility requirements, eligible expenses, and required supporting documentation is listed on the online application.

Apply for the Manchester Small Business Resiliency Grant Program!


For more information, email: smallbusinessgrant@manchesternh.gov

Manchester Recovery Loan Application

Manchester Recovery Loan

Manchester Small Business Recovery Loan Program

The Manchester Small Business Recovery Loan Program is a proactive tool to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and support local businesses. The program is intended to complement existing federal emergency loan programs businesses are using while closed by providing easy-to-access working capital in advance of reopening. The program is a partnership between the City of Manchester and the Manchester Development Corporation.

Small businesses of 50 employees or less with a brick and mortar location in the City of Manchester and were directly impacted by the mandatory business closure order. Priority will be given to those small businesses that generally rely on serving customers in-person (i.e. dining, retail, hospitality, entertainment).

For more information, email recoveryloan@manchesternh.gov

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Manchester Economic Development Office (MEDO)
One City Hall Plaza
Manchester, NH 03101

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