The NH Self Employed Livelihood Fund
On June 25th, Governor Sununu announced a new relief effort for the self-employed called SELF, the Self-Employment Livelihood Fund.

To be eligible a business must meet the following criteria:
  • Be located in NH
  • The owner must be the only employee
  • The business must be for-profit
  • The business can't be permanently closed, not including those that temporarily closed due to COVID-19
  • The business can't currently be in bankruptcy
  • The business must have had gross receipts in 2019 of less than $1 million

Individual award amounts will be calculated similar to the Main Street Relief Fund. The maximum award a business can receive is $50,000.

Applications will be accepted from July 6 th to July 17 th . We will share the application as soon as it's available!
NH Main Street Relief Fund Appeal Process
If you were not awarded a Main Street Relief Fund grant and believe that an error in the information you submitted could have impacted the reason(s) for denial, you may file an appeal by sending an email to:
by July 2, 2020 at 11:59 pm

Your appeal email must contain the following:
  • A copy of the denial email
  • Explanation and documentation to substantiate your claim

Appeals that are sent by any method other than by e-mail or that are not received by the deadline will not be considered.

EIDL is Open to All Small Businesses
The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal is open to all eligible small business applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19.

SBA’s EIDL program offers long-term, low interest assistance for small businesses and non-profits. EIDL assistance may be used to pay debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact, and that are not already covered by a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses and 2.75% for non-profits.

Additionally, the EIDL Advance provides up to $10,000 ($1,000 per employee) of emergency economic relief.

July 7 th , 10-11:00 am
Eversource Enhances Energy Efficiency Offerings for Small Businesses
Want to reduce your energy costs and impact on the environment?

Eversource has updated its Small Business Energy Efficiency program and is offering no-cost virtual energy assessments and enhanced incentives to businesses in their service territory. Call 1-866-554-6025 to learn more and request an energy assessment.

Eversource will host a webinar on July 2 nd at 8:30 am which will cover enhanced incentives, billing, and payment assistance options for small business customers.
SBDC is Hiring!
Are you passionate about helping small businesses in New Hampshire? Do you have a background in business management or advising?

If so, you might want to join our Team!
NH SBDC is hiring two part-time business advisors.

Learn more & apply at Se arch for "SBDC".

Stay Connected
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.