Business disruptions due to COVID 19

Impacts to businesses, large and small, are being felt in the area due to the COVID 19 virus.  Impacts include lost business, uncollectible receivables, supply chain disruption and any other impact that can cause economic harm.   The State of New Hampshire Division of Economic Development is working hard to assist NH's businesses through this time.

CARES Clarity for Business Owners - SBCD 04/03/2020 - Video 

CARES Clarity for Business Owners - CWE 04/03/2020 - Video 

New Hampshire Resources

State of NH Business Resources                   Main Street Relief Fund                       

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

Re-Opening Taskforce

NH Economy

NH Business Finance Authority 

NH Employment Security   

Small Business Administration - NH offices


Best Practices for Retail Food Stores, Restaurants, and Food Pick-Up/Delivery Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Federal Resources 

SBDC - Small Business Development Center 

Small Business Administration 

US Chamber of Commerce

Save Small Business Fund Grant

Partner Resources

Center for Women and Enterprise 

For Non-Profits

CDFA is working with the Business Finance Authority and the NH Center for Nonprofits to create the NH Nonprofit Response Fund to help the Granite State’s nonprofit sector deal with the many issues related to the Covid-19 epidemic.  The resources are available to help fund working capital, equipment and program delivery and expansion with a maximum award of $100,000.  The application process opens on April 13.  The application can be found here 

CDFA Non-Profit Response Fund


Please reach out to me with questions. 

Beverly Donovan
Economic Development Director
Town of Derry
14 Manning Street, 3rd Floor
Derry, NH 03038
[email protected]
(603) 845-5407 – O
(603) 235-0857 – M