State of NH Relief Funds
Last Friday, Governor Sununu announced $595 million in new funding commitments for areas across New Hampshire affected by the COVD-19 public health crisis. Available funding opportunities are listed below.

Main Street Relief Program
This relief program will provide simple, fast, fair relief dollars where they are needed. It will allow businesses to have flexibility in paying bills, mortgages, etc. By focusing on small businesses, it will create a fair process across all market sectors. It is administered by the DRA with a simple grant application.

Eligibility :
  • principal place of business in New Hampshire
  • generated less than $20 million in revenue during the 2019 tax year
  • healthcare, childcare, and agriculture businesses are not eligible; those businesses are or will be addressed through other programs.
Important Dates & Timeline
  • Mandatory Deadline to Submit Completed Prequalification Form: May 29, 2020
  • Announcement of Program Specifics: June 1, 2020
  • Deadline to File Completed Application: June 8, 2020

The prequalification form must be submitted online.
Application for PPP Forgiveness is Released
SBA and the U.S. Department of Treasury released the  Paycheck Protection Program  Loan Forgiveness application and instructions on how to apply for forgiveness consistent with the  CARES Act . Final PPP program forgiveness guidance is still pending.
About the PPP Forgiveness Application:
Important Concepts &
Recent Updates Webinar

May 26 & 29 | 10-11a.m

 Join us in discussing the PPP forgiveness application. We'll review the application and several important changes on how to calculate forgiveness. We'll also discuss the documents you should be tracking and collecting now as we wait for SBA and Treasury's final guidance on PPP forgiveness . More webinar dates will be added.
Click below to register and to see the upcoming schedule for SBDC's Recovery and Reopening Webinars .
UNH Students Seeking Summer Internships
The Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire invites businesses to engage with undergraduate students and new alumni in completing corporate consulting projects at no cost to you or your business.

Many Paul College students and recent graduates are unable to experience summer internships or begin jobs due to COVID-19. These students are seeking opportunities to continue building expertise by working with outside organizations on real-world projects. 
These experiential learning opportunities help prepare students to excel in their careers, engage in their communities, and meet the challenges of the global business world. 

Business are encouraged to submit project proposals (or problem statements) by visiting

The deadline for proposal submission is 5 pm, Monday June 1.
Proposals will be reviewed and projects selected by the week of June 8.
Students will work on these projects from June 15 - August 10. 
Visit the SBDC COVID-19 website frequently as it’s being continually updated with new information.

 We’re here and want to help.
NH SBDC is NH's Premier Business Advising Resource. SBDC's team of certified business advisors provides highly individualized, confidential advising and education at no cost to NH enterprises.
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA ) and through assistance provided by the State of New Hampshire. The NH SBDC is an outreach program of the UNH Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics in conjunction with SBA, the State of NH (BEA), the University of NH, and the private sector.